The Ice Hole: A Cardboard Comedy

FITS Performances

Created by Pierre Guillois and Olivier Martin-Salvan, The Ice Hole: A Cardboard Comedy never misses a visual gag in its cartoonish burlesque. The immaculate stagecraft conjures a fantasy world for the audience through a precise choreography of cardboard objects, cut-outs and signs. In Fishbowl, the innovative company had given up speech and, for this new show, they decided to also give up sets, revealing the inner workings of theatre props; through pieces of cardboard the great actor's sidekick creates images of the landscape, people and objects that the traveller discovers along the way. The magic and comedy of the show hinges on the contrast between the immobile traveller - a virtuoso of invented language - and the bumbling and fumbling props man whose efforts will inevitably save the day.
The Ice Hole takes an impossibly complex idea and makes it work through sheer virtuosity. NY Ti

Duration of the performance (in minutes): 75
Author: Pierre Guillois and Olivier Martin-Salvan
Director: Pierre Guillois
Set design: Charlotte Rodière
Costumes: Coco Petitpierre
Cast: Pierre Guillois and Marc Riso
Maximum number of personnel in tour: 7

COMPANY: The Ice Hole a Cardboard Comedy