Indisposed after a flight on an F-18 fighter jet, Michel Barrette was not feeling up to performing for a scheduled show in his native Chicoutimi. He went up on stage to explain the situation to the audience. Two hours later, he concluded his explanation by saying “So I won’t be able to put on a show tonight.” Without realizing it, he had put on a show in spite of himself. The raconteur was back, and so was his show, Drôle de journée!
Barrette returns in top form in this curiously refreshing production made up of entirely new material including anecdotes, stories, and adventures. The minimalist stage design leaves viewers with the impression that the artist has come into their home, where he tells the stories of his wildest adventures as he would tell them to an old acquaintance. A master of the art of taking audience members deep into his world, which is painted in at once realistic and highly colourful tones, Michel Barrette proves once again that he is Quebec’s favourite raconteur, as he has been for a good 25 years—at least! Get ready to experience a most unusual day…
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