Fifteen Dogs

Mar 31, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024 | Sylvan Adams Theatre

A Segal Centre for Performing Arts & Crow's Theatre co-production of
Adapted and directed for the stage by Marie Farsi
Based on the novel by André Alexis
Commissioned and originally produced by Crow’s Theatre, Toronto


Experience the acclaimed literary journey that has captured the hearts of readers worldwide in a captivating stage adaptation inspired by the Giller® Prize-winning novel, Fifteen Dogs. Unleash your imagination and join the pack in a tale that explores the limits of power, the intricacies of identity, and the unbreakable bonds of loyalty. The gods Hermes and Apollo make a bet over a beer and grant 15 dogs human consciousness, watching from above as the pups discover the poetry and the pitfalls of complex thought and emotion. In this modern-day fable of fate, faith, love, and language, the pack must reckon with morality, mortality, and the profound relationships they share with humans.

“Philosophical and silly; political and light; imaginative and real.”Toronto Star

 “Equal parts charming, moving and utterly hilarious, Fifteen Dogs features an epic story that is thoughtfully told by a knock-out ensemble cast.” Next Magazine

“This play delivers one doggone spectacular tale.’’ – The Globe and Mail




“There’s a reason this play was completely sold out in Toronto: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Kite Runneras far as adaptations of contemporary novels into plays, count Fifteen Dogs among the best. It will take you entirely by surprise while leaving your heart and mind very full. This play is about so much more than dogs, it’s a powerful reflection on our shared human experience.”

Audience Advisory
The Segal Centre acknowledges that some content may be difficult for some people. We want to provide audiences with the information to care for their well-being and decide what is appropriate for their children. Should you be unsure based on the advisory, please contact us and we will be happy to help you with your decision.
Age-based restrictions are recommendations only.
Please note that babes in arms or children under the age of two (2) are not permitted in the theatre unless expressed permission is given by the theatre.

For more detailed information about show content and possible triggers, please see our AUDIENCE GUIDE.

  • Recommended for 14+
  • Content includes animal violence (sexual, physical, emotional) and death, some coarse language, and mention of suicide.


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