Tom is in love with Alice, who loves him too. But nothing is easy: they are young; they have parents and teachers… They are teenagers, obviously full of questions and pains.
Fortunately, they are not alone: they have friends, brothers and sisters – thousands of emotions and feelings at the same time. And they have the certainty in their hearts that a better day is for tomorrow.
Will they find themselves? Will they push open, all together, the door of this new dawn?
Lively, sparkling, moving, delirious, this original musical focuses on the central themes of love, friendship and hope.
It reflects the concerns of today’s young people, while exploring intergenerational relationships in all their complexities, in a funny, poignant but resolutely optimistic portrayal of future hopes and dreams.
It responds to the shared desire to create a work of quality, which remains, at the same time, accessible to a large majority of people, especially the youth but also : it’s a work with several levels of reading, focusing on the rhythmic variations of the play.
For example, we can see teenagers comically trying to write a poem, or a delirious parody of soap, as well as scenes of misunderstanding with parents, until the learning of mourning.
Not to mention the character of Teachera -the teacher!- who questions the audience about his place in today’s society, while gradually releasing his frustrations.
An original musical in which the characters are put in a positive trend, toward a metaphorical light as well hoped for as it is difficult to reach. And finally found, together.
The story of this French company “La Petite Famille” is rare and very beautiful: it began in a middle-school 7 years ago in Souillac, in the South of France. This is where all the members met. . And it continues, with the same people, on its own way.
Despite their young age (16/25), they have had the opportunity to perform numerous times (more than 100), both in France and abroad (10 different countries) and in 2 languages (French & English).
From diverse cultural backgrounds, they are always delighted to share their plays, as well as their story, their identity, with new audiences, and new other artists. An artistic adventure as a human one.
Come to discover them and their show (performed in English) at Capital Fringe 2014!
Tomorrow’s Dawn is onstage in the Mountain – at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church,
900 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC.
Performances are: July 10 at 6.15 pm, July 12th at 8.00 pm, July 13th at 2.15 pm, July 15th at 8.30 pm, July 16th at 6.30 pm.
Details and tickets or call 866-811-4111.
— Guest writer Jean-Francois Gallon is a member of La Petite Famille.