In "Vaudeville!" no one is who he or she appears, including Xavier, a seventeen-year-old apprentice demolition man who claims to be an immigrant from Hungary. After Xavier falls into a hole, he suffers bizarre humiliations and eventually loses his job. Soon he and his singing frog are hired to perform in a vaudeville show in which violence and ugliness blend like a cartooni with comedy and music. "Vaudeville!," Gaetan Soucy's fascinating tableau, dares us to look into the darkest sides of the human experience.
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