- A Crow's Theatre Public Workshop Presentation
- Marie Farsi
- Feb 10 - Feb 19, 2022
- Guloien Theatre
“Some humans are unhappy; others aren’t. Their intelligence is a difficult gift. - Fifteen Dogs, André Alexis
A Crow’s Theatre commission and public workshop presentation, Fifteen Dogs is a stage adaptation by Marie Farsi (Ghost Quartet) of the multi-award-winning novel by André Alexis.
A bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a pack of dogs in a Toronto veterinary clinic. The pack escapes and is quickly divided between those embracing their newfound capacity for complex thoughts and the ones resisting emotion and intelligence. The gods watch from above as the dogs discover both the poetry and the pitfalls of human consciousness.
A modern fable, Fifteen Dogs pays tribute to the profound relationship between humans and dogs while offering us the opportunity to examine what it means to be alive and know our own true nature.
André Alexis was born in Trinidad, raised in Ottawa, and lives in Toronto. His novel Fifteen Dogs, a beloved, global bestseller, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and Canada Reads. Marie Farsi directed the wildly successful Ghost Quartet for Crow’s Theatre, where she served as Associate Artistic Director for the 2018.19 season and 2020.21 seasons.
- Marie Farsi - Creator