Attend "Tenir jusqu'à l'aube"

A feminist play by Carole Fives


CultureSecrets invites you to discover, at the Lavoir Moderne Parisien, the play "Tenir jusqu'à l'aube", written by Carole Fives. Directed by Kheireddine Lardjam and produced by the Company El Ajouad, this work offers a modern, feminist and committed speech, anchored in the era of time. 

To know

"Hold until dawn" is the story of a young mother, single and isolated, who takes care, alone, of her two-year-old son. From morning to night, with no day care center, no family nearby, no budget for a babysitter, they live a fusional relationship. But, to escape the suffocation, the mother allows herself to run away some nights. It is the vision of a woman, facing a series of pressures and injunctions to meet the expectations of the "ideal mother", but who seeks, as best she can, a space of freedom not to remain locked in her role as a mother and to live as a woman. Carole Fives writes a text about an everyday fighter. With a false lightness, an empathetic accuracy, she tells of the guilt of young single mothers. 

In a sober staging, Kheireddine Lardjam invites the spectator into a huis-clos between this young woman and her two-year-old son. The scenography is articulated around a square on the ground and a chair in the right corner, representing a boxing ring and confinement. Detail and not the least: the mother does not have a name to symbolize the fact that she does not know who she is any more apart from her function: that to be "a mother". 

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A former washhouse from the end of the 19th century, Le Lavoir Moderne Parisien became a theater

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Practice info:

Thursday January 19th at 7pm

Lavoir Moderne Parisien
35 Rue Léon, 
75018 Paris

A reservation is valid for 1 person.

Your name will be on a list at the reception of the theater

Lavoir Moderne Parisien
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