Triple Buse describes in a funny and humorous way the everyday tasks of three balloon factory workers. In their cardboard world, these people keep carrying out the same useless tasks, which make it difficult for them to communicate and express their feelings. This play is an entertaining and straightforward critical analysis that might remind you of “Modern Times”...
The main characters, who live and even sleep in an environment exclusively ironically made of fragile and disposable cardboard boxes, have lost the will to speak. They all seem overwhelmed by the futility of their occupation. They are naive, harmless and funny, and their dull existence is mocked throughout the play. They work in a company that has slowly sacrificed its soul for the sake of the highest profits through repetitive, mechanical and obedient assembly-line work. The first of these characters is meticulous, devoted and rational. The second one is more uncertain. The third one is a messy dreamer who refuses to comply with labour laws. He refuses to work and decides to give free rein to his imagination. He decides to break with the establishment, disturbs the company’s activities and forces his co-workers to innovate and thus become more than mere executors. He encourages them to change their habits, embrace the unknown, and consider their work as a source of socialization and dignity.
« Triple buse » is slapstick, light-hearted and bracing in equal measure. From the youngest to the oldest, it invites each member of the audience to question their notions of the obligation to work and make money. How can you preserve human relationships despite the crushing weight of enforced productivity ? How can you catch and hold onto the little bubbles of happiness that escape each of us ? The Compagnie du Plat pays ! and Compagnie Odile Pinson use humour and colours to shine a light on the grey monotony of the workplace, using their circus magic and boundless inventiveness to keep you laughing all the way.
Françoise Lison-Leroy, 18the of August 2014
(L’Avenir Le Courrier de l’Escaut)
« This tale may seem simple and straightforward, but it plays on a complicated web of feelings and emotions. There are no words, just actions and gestures that swing from the slapstick performance of the clown to the precise discipline of the acrobat, and the characters allow themselves to be carried away by the rhythms, melodies and sound effects. The set, crafted almost entierely from cardboard boxes, is built and rebuilt throughout the episodes. It becomes almost like a character in it own right, an overbearing and constricting figure against which the trio must fight to escape the prison of their own routine. Triple Buse asks its young audience a number of piercing, difficult questions about their own preconceptions of work, human relationships, differences, freedom and emotions. »
Michel Voiturier, 5th of May 2014
(Rue du Théâtre)
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Cast and performance : Edouard Cuvelier, Diane Lévèque & Sébastien Domogalla
Artistic direction : Screenplay assistance, theatrical production & direction.
Eric de Staercke, Aude Droessaert, Colm O’Grady, Xavier Bouvier & Benoit Devos.
IAD theatrical production intern : Margaux Lemage
Light creation : Filippo Cavinato / Damien Hubert
Sound creation : Antoine Hénaut
Screenplay : Raphaël Lamy
Costumes : Evelyne Meersschaut
Stage management : Filippo Cavinato
Illustration : Edouard Cuvelier
Photography : Mara De Sario
Video production : Nicolas Simon
Administration : Marleen De Poortere
Production : Sébastien Domogalla
Production : Compagnie du Plat pays ! and Co-production : Compagnie Odile Pinson
Made with the support of : The Wallonia Brussels Federation - Theatrical Arts Office - Multi-disciplinary departement
Centre culturel du Roeulx / Centre culturel du Pays des Colline / Centre culturel de Dour / La Salle la Fenêtre de Tournai / Foyer socioculturel d’Antoing / Centre culturel des Riches-Claires / La Bellone – Maison du spectacle / Compagnie la casquette / Le Théâtre de la Roseraie / Le Théâtre Varia / Arrêt 59 / Okidok2 / WBTD /
A production listed by the Art & Vie cultural travel company / Theatre in School initiative of the Wallonia Brussels Federation
This production is protected by intellectual property law : SACD - SABAM