A romantic comedy appealing

Art 13 July, 2017
  • Photo courtesy, Pierre-Luc Bernier
    The room The big heat starring the actors Frédéric Millaire-Zouvi, Chantal Baril, Marc St-Martin, Denis Houle and Kim Despaties.

    Louise Bourbonnais

    Thursday, 13 July, 2017 19:26

    Thursday, 13 July, 2017 19:26

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    Big heat, the play by Michel Marc Bouchard, currently on view at the Theatre Sainte-Adèle, offers several good moments of fun while making the dream of some women of a mature age with a love almost impossible.

    Who said that love had to be conventional? Certainly not the author of the piece, The big heat, which tells the story of a woman 52-year-old having a romantic relationship with a 20 year old young man. For the money, you say? Not even. They are in love! Really!

    Of course, we are at the theatre and you could almost believe it, if it were not for the love of crazy that accompanies everything and that’s growing a little too much each stroke of the characters.

    Written in 1991, the piece evokes primarily the many prejudices about love. As soon as the curtain, the audience will witness a romantic scene between Gisele (Chantal Baril) and Yannick (Frédéric Millaire-Zouvi), who visited the cottage of the aged man to escape his entourage and live their passion in complete privacy.

    From the outset, we will discover a young ardent man who does not hesitate to undress on stage. You will quickly understand that he is a young offender without scruple, with a criminal record.

    Many prejudices

    If Gisele wants to be discreet about her relationship with Yannick, especially with her two children, twins (Marc St-Martin and Kim Despaties), is that her husband died there five months ago. In addition, she fears the prejudice because of the age of her lover. And then his new lover is not white as snow. He has committed a few crimes, including car theft.

    Of course, the privacy that everyone is looking for will not be at the rendezvous. There will be first, mr. Napoleon (Denis Houle), who represents the neighbouring unpleasant that you would want to flee from all legs. Then, it will be the turn of the twins to come to comfort their mother, assuming that she is still going through the grieving process.

    As well, Gisele is going to sink in a set of lies about the identity of her lover, younger than his own son. But no one is stupid, and sooner or later the truth will surface.

    Although the performance of actors are at the height, it is certainly Marc St-Martin, which stands out more in camping a young gay man driven by insecurity. It causes, of itself, several laughs.

    A piece that manages certainly to people loosen up its audience.

    The big heat, running until 26 August at the Théâtre Sainte-Adèle (Laurentides)