(photo by Georges Dutil)When Belzébrute meets Mister Potato Head
by Amélie Poirier-Aubry
Belzébrute defines itself as a theatre band that enjoys creating great shows on a small budget. Through its creation, the band explores theatre objects, puppetry, masks, image poetry and shadow play with carefree and contagious enthusiasm. The band creates imaginative, bold and clever shows, jam-packed with references to pirates (Shavirez, Gypsy of the Sea) or Samurais (Manga) that know no limits. At the end of January 2014, Belzébrute Theatre Band will present Mr P, its latest creation, at Gesù Theatre in Montreal. Following its run at the 2013 Montreal FRINGE Festival, Belzébrute is putting on a revamped version of the show, a theatrical work filled with humour and delightful madness that tells the untold story of Mr. Potato Head's spectacular rise and fall. Amélie Poirier-Aubry, musical and communications director for Belzébrute, tells us a bit about the show and its creative process.
So we made a group decision to tell Mr. Potato Head's true story. Why? Why not?! We thought it would be a fun and crazy project to invent a life for an internationally known toy and give it a new dimension. The possibilities were endless!
With our meticulous arrangement of music, movement and images, we've built a truly magical show, which, we hope, will enchant our audience!