The author and performer of Cranbourne, Fabien Cloutier, shares a unique perspective of a nameless guy only known as Chabot’s Friend, a reference to one of the characters in the author’s previous pieces. Cranbourne is a the result of many years of work and performance. A series of stories told in a captivating way, that will make you laugh and maybe even feel compassion for a dude who just seems to keep getting shat on by the whole world.
The main character, who grew up in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, starts off by shocking you, and then slowly reeling you in, revealing his humanity through tales of his experiences with friends, work, love and life. We start with a self-reflective guy who’s never done any harm or evil. While chilling at home, he’s called out to the cottage with asshole friends. Hilarity ensues as they discuss strippers, prostitute logistics, and porn. This is not what he signed up for. Given no other option but a long walk home, he decides to get his act together. His plan: get a job and a girl.
Confused on how to approach his plan, Chabot’s Friend starts by trying to wrap his head around what women want. The only thing is, he does this by reading some women’s magazines. He ends up going from bank to bank looking for a bank teller who would want to have sex in an unexpected place. Thanks Cosmo!
He finally gets a job at the Vachon factory. For a while life doesn’t seem so cloudy. He’s got what he’s after: The job, making Joe Louis at an industrial bakery. And the girl? Well she works at the office. Cloutier delivers a flawless crowd-pleasing show that’s truly original and full of interesting characters and voices to accompany them. Find out what happens when a marriage proposal doesn’t quite go as planned.
Laugh hard at what happens when a town of hicks combine cow shit, roulette, and alcohol.
Don’t miss out!
The Scotstown and Cranbourne show (in French) is playing at Theatre Outremont (1248, Bernard Ouest, Outremont) on September 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m. $39 – $53 More info/buy tickets HERE