If you haven’t seen it yet, the play by French author Francis Veber and taken from the film of the same name, adapted for Quebec and directed by André Robitaille, has certainly become a must. Why? Because, The Stupid Dinnerputs on a delicious humor without falling into the burlesque while surprising its spectators, and this, even if you have already seen the film.

While this new version was presented last season at the Maison des arts in Drummondville, the hit piece moved to Quebec for the current summer season before continuing its journey in the provinces. If it was taken up, it is because the piece appeals to its audience.

For those unfamiliar with the theme, the story revolves around a famous ritual that boils down to inviting a new idiot to a dinner with friends every week. The more stupid the guest, the more points his host earns in the eyes of those around him. Thus, you have to find the king of idiots to assert yourself. This time, the idiot of the day is none other than François Pignon (Lauren Paquin), an employee of the Ministry of Revenue, who in his spare time collects models he makes from matches, including the Quebec Bridge.

The play begins when Pierre Brochant (Normand D’amour), a renowned publisher, first receives him at his home in rehearsal to make sure he is a real . Due to a turn of the kidneys, Brochant has trouble moving so that the planned “dinner of idiots” does not take place.

An unrivaled cast

If the distribution of the previous version of 2014 was excellent, which then starred Marcel Leboeuf and André Robitaille, this one will not disappoint anyone. We discover a hilarious Laurent Paquin like an idiot, not so stupid after all. Normand D’amour deserves a round of applause. But the nice surprise is undoubtedly René Simard who embodies Juste Leblanc. We discover him an acting talent which adds to his already very broad spectrum. With this fine cast of actors, which also includes Bernard Fortin, Gabrielle Fontaine and Pascale Montreuil, we can definitely say that the cast alone is worth the trip.

As for the scenographer, she is magnificent, bringing a touch of modernity and good taste.

A first part is also presented in a surprising turn of song where songs revolving around the topic of idiots are put forward.


The Stupid Dinner

On view at Salle Albert-Rousseau until July 23, followed by a tour this summer in Saguenay, Gatineau and Brossard.


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