Seuls en Scène 2018 presents Doreen

Fri, Sep 28, 2018, 8:00 pm to Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 8:00 pm

FRI SEP 28 & SAT SEP 29, 2018 · 8:00 pm | MATHEWS ACTING STUDIO, 185 NASSAU ST | DURATION: 75 MIN

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Doreen is an adaptation, a sort of theft, an attempt between reality and fiction, of the couples' life and the beloved woman who we never got to know and who will die with him.

In 2006, philosopher and journalist André Gorz, published “Letter to D.”, a confession to his wife Doreen Keir, when she was diagnosed with an incurable disease. In this publication, he tells their love story and relives their shared life of 58 years. A year later both André and Doreen were found dead in their bed.

This play is a counterpoint to Gorz’ confession that was made public. Transported to an evening in 2007 in the couple’s home the hour before they will commit suicide, we hear the story from her point of view. Doreen is an adaptation, a sort of theft, an attempt between reality and fiction, of the couple’s life and the beloved woman who we never got to know and who will die with him.

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Sponsored by: Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, L’Avant-Scène, Department of French and Italian, Department of African-American Studies, Humanities Council, PIIRS, Program in African Studies, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, and Rockefeller College. Other sponsors include Jeune Théâtre National, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Education Department of the French Embassy, Institut français, and the French American Cultural Exchange Foundation.

Seuls en Scène 2018