A man sleeps , only a fall could wake up. Three others, approximate suit, nonchalantly wandering amidst a complete mess of planks , ropes and heavy curtains rolled , buckets and various accessories . Bric -a-brac component to view the inner workings of the show is about to begin, without us knowing what it could serve well . And we are reassured : you will not know much more in the end.
"Somebody wanted to buy a cup of coffee ? One euro ! "Launches a character sleeved shirt and jacket, too , however, failed to be credible. Very helpful that said, it breaks the fourth wall before it has only been able to settle. The tone is set : the public part of the show, the address is direct, it is for him are the four fellows .
Some kind of ringmaster slightly unsteadily but still polite, wearing a black hat and early twentieth of a Dutch accent, explains more or less clumsily that the show will take place in English and French so that it becomes celebrated. "NO DUTCH! "Is he exclaims in a burst of voices makes this slightly shy bipolar character. While behind him his cronies install a floor in a relatively neat, it attempts to start ... anything that has to start. Probably he himself in the interest of what he must have or he has forgotten how to do his "tricks"? A laborious start announcing the two-hour show that will follow. Changing costumes at their option, Coco and Joey reveal a face increasingly grimed, returning to the skin of their ancestors clowns and taking some classics, including the comic gesture and repetition, mime, or numbers absurd and hustlers like the flea trainer. Devious and somewhat battered tributes as not entirely successful.
Each turn, these three modern clowns will implement all they can to make their audience laugh, being here for. They will be busy, run and install visual gags, try to state meta-jokes, undertake hazardous manipulations, will apply to all do well to fail brilliantly, in a kind of apotheosis of "all for it ...! ". And for this, the fourth thief, without a word, range and cleans their traces progressively, and operates at times of sunrises and curtain baissers, for some unknown reason. Like children excited to show their audience their new finds, they mumble and exclaim to the audience, sometimes embarrassed sometimes very proud of their prowess poor, sometimes both at the same time. Instigators of a farce that does not exist, the same number participating or competing, they intersect the floor, contradict, each other are missing, is hampering the road to success that we should finally especially not reach.
"But why?" Sterile Question that it is better not to ask quickly, the risk of brush annoyance: Why are they doing this? Why one he uses this item? Why the other he tries to do this? Why is it wrong again and again, why did he not come? And why is useless if it not be sufficient to himself? No other objective seems indeed guide the four accomplices than lead nowhere. The gag one falls into the water, the next train to follow the course of her number, and we end up drifting on a chess variations tide. Yet the audience laughed. He laughed non-gag and failure staged. He sometimes laughed at first instance, these are the eternal gags that fall, but more often in the second degree, the gap between intentions and resources used on the one hand and the end result on the other. It is the art of "cheap" and disappointment that is controlled by the art of nonsense: all that is presented has no other purpose than to be useless.
The uselessness as a necessity. As Forgotten need, neglected, atrophied in societies where productivity, business time and all, pilloried, effectiveness and usefulness are masters of ceremony. A ceremony whose fatal gradually disappears as the characters on stage that began in black costume griment and get dirty, is ridiculed by their perseverance in the art of accomplishing nothing. Who clown or the businessman he is the most useless, after all? Art does he not one of the few areas where we can still preach the futility, the sense that one thing a person can exist for itself, and not in order to use another? One can experience a certain pleasure in useless and finally embrace the irrational, but allowing public support, in addition to the absurdity of the representation, it is certainly the acting, acrobats or jugglers when it's their takes, which by their facial expressions and their grimaces, their bewildered air, innocent or outraged, controlled their mumblings and trips, using their accent, their false insecurities and their tantrums make the touching and hilarious performance, and offer to do a chess endorsed bidding so that they become quite successful. So we can say that they sometimes fail to fail, since they end up making their audience laugh in spite of everything! All this really does not make sense, and it's still the most sensible conclusion that we can do.