Symphorian lives again on stage and can even be reborn on TV

Characters who made us laugh out loud SymphoryTVA’s satirical comedy Marcel Gamacci from 1970 to 1977 returned, this time on stage, but it would not be surprising if this revival was carried to the small screen before the enthusiasm of the audience.

In addition to Symphorian (Francois Chenier), the play, written by Louis Saya and Pierre Hoyt, stars Mademoiselle Lesperance (Natalie Mallet), Oscar Bellemare (Patrice Cucurio), Ephrem (Martin Herroux) and Madame Sylvain (Michel Labonte). Actors Anne-Marie Binette and Stéphan Côté play several roles.

We find ourselves in the same house, but in 1982, with references, like, to inflation and a minimum wage, as it is today.

A scene, a very first, was presented to the media on Tuesday at the Théâtre du Vieux Turbonne where the play will run from June 29 to August 14, before going on tour. Louis Saya also signs off to kick-off with Pierre Seguin.

Even if many elements remained in need of improvement, we were able to happily find Symphorian, Mademoiselle Les Spyrence and Oscar Bellemare, those characters worn at the time by Gilles Latoolibe, Jeanine Soto and Jean-Louis Millet, all three of whom are gone.

“I’m not Janine, but I tried to get closer to her physical work, her way of standing very straight, her arms over her body. She’s an old maid and loves men at the same time,” said Natalie Mallet, who couldn’t believe her ears when we offered him the role. , but that’s what makes us laugh.” “It was an honor, excited!”

The challenge for him, like his comrades, is to embody an archetype that has distinguished several generations thanks to reboots. This is also the case with François Chenier, who likens Gilles Latolibe with his little moustache.

Luis Saya suggested we make a dental mold and we were lucky, because the prosthetic technician had the exact mold of Mr. Latulip’s teeth. So he took a mold of my teeth, but with the aesthetics of Mr. Latulipe,” he revealed, saying he was aware he was wearing big boots.

“I join everyone in the pressure, because people listened mainly to Mademoiselle L’Espérance and Oscar Bellemare. Symphorian was the ‘straight man’, as in Hell Radio Where I was the “straight man” of Jin Lu and Liu. I’m more comfortable doing this kind of role.”

We find in the widget all the ingredients that made it a success Symphory, as well as several costume changes, which are signed to Susan Harrell. For Stéphan Côté, three wigs are needed to play Ds Getty and his three other characters. How do we say that sports and choreography must be executed well, both on stage and backstage to avoid collisions.

“I was inspired by the energy of Jean-Louis Millet, but I was a good fit for an Oscar. It’s a tribute to all the actors. It’s a lot of color and absurdity,” said Patrice Coquero, for his part. Martin Herroux, who plays Ephrem, a role he championed at the time Fernand Gignac, the latter, like him, worked at CKVM, a Ville-Marie radio station, in Témiscamingue. “Today, I have a lot of fun dealing with his character and working with François Chenier, whom I know very well. This duo, this way of doing things, that kind of humor and that rhythm, we have that.

Back to TV?

and version 2.0 of Symphory On TV, is that possible? “Everyone thought about it,” Luis Saya said. We mentioned Martin Leclerc and ComédiHa’s productions! who produced the play, QMI told us. So you must continue!



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