A theatre company that has always chosen to showcase contemporary works addressing life’s central themes, our cultural and social concerns, thereby reaching out to a broad audience.
“Theatre must be a celebration for the audience. I want to make it laugh or make it cry, I want to succeed in reaching out to it, moving it, as in life.” This is the mission the company founder, late actor Jean Duceppe took on in 1973, to create a theatre company that could bring about moments of emotion and identification, a popular theatre in the noblest sense of the term, a true mirror in which spectators could see themselves. Renowned actor Michel Dumont, the company’s artistic director, has been pursuing this mission since 1991.
Since it was founded, DUCEPPE has welcomed close to 6 million spectators with the presentation of some 200 plays by the likes of Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, John Steinbeck, Eugene O’Neill, Bernard Shaw, and Neil Simon, including among them some sixty plays by Quebec playwrights such as Michel Tremblay, Marie Laberge, Françoise Loranger, Gratien Gélinas, Michel Marc Bouchard, Serge Boucher, Evelyne de la Chenelière, Stéphane Brulotte, and others.
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