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Toronto: The silent comedy “Bigre” has its North American premiere April 11-28
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Canadian Stage and Théâtre français de Toronto are thrilled present the North American premiere of the laugh-out-loud silent comedy Bigre, on stage at the Berkeley Street Theatre, April 11-28, are thrilled present the North American 2019.
Inspired by comedic greats such as Jacques Tati, Charlie Chaplin and Mr. Bean, this endearing, laugh-inducing, irresistible comedy about the disastrous unravelling of day-to-day urban life, bursts at the seams with twisted gags and magnificent physical comedy.
“We could not be more excited to be working with our long-standing partners Théâtre français deToronto to bring this masterful work of physical comedy to Toronto,” says Canadian Stage ArtisticDirector Brendan Healy. “Director Pierre Guillois is a maverick theatre innovator who has been makingwaves across Europe. We are honored to be bringing this hilarious show across the Atlantic for the firsttime!”
THE FRENCH SMASH-HIT MAKES ITS
NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT
Co-Written + Created by Pierre Guillois,Agathe L’Huillier + Olivier Martin Salvan
Directed by Pierre Guillois
Berkeley Street Theatre – April 11-28, 2019
*Winner for the 2017 Molière Award for Best Comedy*
Two men live next to each other on the top floor of an apartment building. One lives in an immaculate room equipped with high-tech gadgets and the other has hoarded so much junk that he must sleep in a hammock above it all. One day a beautiful woman, who dabbles in hair styling and alternative medicine, moves in down the hall and all hell breaks loose.
With objects flying, characters falling flat on their faces and the stage in total disarray from the various fires, leaks, storms and other whacky unexpected disasters, this hilarious account of the trials and tribulations of three neighbours will leave you crying with laughter.
Bigre is on stage at the Berkeley Street Theatre from April 11-28. Performances run Tuesdays at 8 PM, Wednesdays at 1 PM, Thursdays at 8 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM.
For tickets, phone 416-368-3110 or visit www.canadianstage.com.