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To encourage the production of Canadian works, Gratien Gélinas founded La Comédie Canadienne in 1957. In 1964, Gratien Gélinas presented at La Comédie Canadienne Le diable à quatre, an eleventh review of current events. Like in his previous revues and plays, three of his sons took part in the production of Le diable à quatre: Yves (stage director), Alain (production) and Michel (direction and administration).

The company ceased to exist in 1971 when it was decided that to make the 1,200-seat hall profitable, drama did not suffice, so movies and other shows had to be presented there. The theatre was finally bought by the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in 1972.