“Showtime”: laughing at the theater… at the theater!
Sonia Cordeau and Simon Lacroix in Showtime.
Want to have a good laugh? Going to see Showtime – A big play at Duceppe is the perfect plan.
The Bocal Project of the trio composed of Sonia Cordeau, Raphaëlle Lalande and Simon Lacroix has been recognized for several years on alternative and more intimate theatrical stages for its projects with offbeat humor.
The team now steps onto the stage of one of the biggest theaters in the province with the means to push their craziness and creativity to new levels. And mission accomplished!
Raphaëlle Lalande in Showtime. Credit: Danny Taillon.
The piece is a mise en abyme: the three artists interpret their own roles, embodying creators. trice.s who have to put on an ambitious play for the Théâtre Duceppe.
This amusing premise allows them to play with theatrical conventions and deride certain clichés of the milieu.
Improvisation, musical comedy, documentary, experimental, covers of American plays… all styles are twisted, hilariously parodied. In any case, the satire is excellent.
The tone is mocking, but sympathetic. It is above all a rolling fire of jokes, deployed with inventiveness, for a most irresistible result.
Until December 17 at the Théâtre Duceppe.