About the show

Florian Zeller

The Mother

Translation from French: Roy Chen
Stage director: Yevgeny Arye

Set design: Simon Pastuch
Music editor: Efrat Ben-Tzur
Lighting design: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Costume design: Judith Aharon
Sound producer: Michael Vaisburd
Dramaturgy: Katya Sosonsky

Cast: Efrat Ben-Tzur, Yossi Marshak, Roni Einav, Tamir Ginzburg  

Ann buys a red dress. Just for special occasions. For example, for the funeral of her husband who is still in good health.

A ruthless portrait of a woman in “transitional age”, that    hypersensitive period of life, when her children have grown up and left and her husband prefers to return home as late as possible.

Loneliness becomes unbearable – one can go mad. There is no one to cook breakfast for… There is no need to escort the children to school...

Motherhood is a full time job, but it's over. She finds herself in a vacuum, the aftertaste of the past tastes awful. Emptiness causes   hysterics and a sense of helplessness. She feels as if the ground were  slipping from under her feet.

"Mother" is the first part of the duology "Mother", "Father" by the famous French writer Florian Zeller and the winner of the Moliere Prize.

 

 

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