Age : 8+
Duration : 50 minutes
Venue : Aux Écuries
ABOUT THE SHOW
It all begins with a terrible racket: Petit Paul has just been born and will soon become fat, enormous, huge! A monster with an insatiable appetite! He gobbles up everything in his path: the computer, the house, his father and mother… A desperately lonely little ogre, Gros Paul goes to the media, demanding that they report on his condition, and exerts his power, clamouring for more, more, more, and right away! His aunt, Alphonsine of a Thousand Remedies, wants to save him, on the condition that Gros Paul promise to stop eating just for his own enjoyment. Will she manage to persuade this rebel?
Both funny and tragic, this hyper-modern tale by Anne-Marie Olivier grapples with greed and the uncontrolled desire to always have more, more and still more! An Ubuesque character, Gros Paul suffers from a severe case of consumeritis! Whether discordant or melodious, Michel Gonneville’s intense, pervasive music provides the rhythm and accompaniment for this decadent tale, which is a little bit about each one of us, insatiable consumers that we are. For aren’t we all a little bit like Gros Paul?