Caution : Fragile

ALL AUDIENCES, 5 +. CO-PRODUCED WITH L’ARRIÈRE SCÈNE

SYNOPSIS

In a seemingly empty space, two bubble-wrapped characters are delivered, followed by office furniture accompanied by instruction manuals. What is their purpose? Through an accumulation of various objects, the two beings improvise their sudden consciousness trying as they might not to bump into things or into each other. After all, « life consists of moving from one place to another, trying your best not to bump into things », once said George Perec.

DIRECTOR’S WORD

What if we only needed very little?

Don’t we live in a dizzying time ? When I observe my life, I keep seeing myself navigating through the labyrinth of my own contradictions. It’s difficult not to be torn between our selfish desires for quick happiness and the need to make advised decisions for our planet. 

Caution and Fragile are new, fresh-out of their boxes and their bubble wrap. They are invited to build their own life. But an instruction manual doesn’t explain everything… Between the blurred outlines of existence and the accumulation that stems from overconsumption, it seems difficult for them to see clearly, think ahead and make good decisions. 

This play could be a metaphor of the human condition, a metaphor of this endearing, inventive, amazing yet disoriented and destructive humanity. If I was being delivered in a box and could hit the reset button on my own life, would I have the courage to see the world in a different way? Is accumulation necessary to feel happy?

Liliane Boucher, director and co-writer

CREDITS

Playwright: Jean-François Guilbault and Liliane Boucher
Director: Liliane Boucher
Actors: Jean-François Guilbault, Philomène Lévesque-Rainville and Guillaume St-Amand
Lighting: Cédric Delorme-Bouchard
Set: Kevin Pinvidic

Costume: Linda Brunelle

Music: Michel Smith
Stage Management and Assistant director: Gabrielle Girard