A loner and his trike embark on a mysterious voyage;
peddling through dark alleys, at the crossroads between the worlds.
A quest for freedom:
A renegade “carny” from the Fairground rides a tricycle and pulls a
trailer full of objects that seem most insignificant; boxes and scraps
of things rusted and broken. However, hidden within is a deep mystery of
buried memories and fragmented dreams. His Tricycle becomes his
accomplice; transforming itself at moments into a Wheel of Fortune, a
Ferris Wheel, a Punch Clock, a Beautiful Woman and a Beast. His Trailer
and the boxes within it reveal secrets; changing into cityscapes, back
alleys, cargo ships and fairgrounds.
Through a strange and mysterious ritual of introspection, the Tricycle
guides the man who relives his birth in a cardboard box, his first love,
his life as a showman and his escape from the entertainment industry.
His boxes mirror him as a sad jack in the box, a cannonball man... he
confronts his mother in the form of a spider, and gets caught in her
web, and finally becomes a moth that flies away like a shadow. Free.
This solo show continues the reflection of the company, started with the
Orphan Circus, on the underbelly of the entertainment industry.
Our company is inspired, among others, by men who roam the city of
Trois-Rivières on their old tricycles, looking for all kinds of
materials they carry on their makeshift trailers. We are also inspired
by people who make folk art; those who are not professional artists,
with all the baggage and allegiance to the institutions involved. With
Tricycle we hope to break down barriers between high culture and popular
Puppeteer: Jacob Brindamour - Direction and puppets: South Miller
Scenography: Sylvain Longpré - Music: Christian Laflamme
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