Nov 14 - Nov 21US PREMIERE | Tickets $25
The End of Eddy
Édouard Louis was born into poverty in working-class France. He was bullied relentlessly for being gay. And he was utterly desperate to escape.
Written when he was just 21, Louis’ internationally acclaimed autobiographical novel The End of Eddy captures his deeply resonant coming-of-age story. Now, in this compelling and charismatic staging, we bear witness to his affecting reflections on youth, sexuality, class, power, and freedom.
This is a story for anyone who has ever felt like they didn’t fit in.
Part of a series of events celebrating Édouard Louis in collaboration with St. Ann’s Warehouse, which will present History of Violence during its 40th anniversary season.
The End of Eddy
Untitled Projects / Unicorn Theatre, UK
Based on the book En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule by Édouard Louis
Adapted by Pamela Carter
Directed by Stewart Laing
Set and costume design by Hyemi Shin
Video design by Finn Ross
Lighting design by Zerlina Hughes
Sound design by Josh Anio Grigg
Born Eddy Bellegueule in Hallencourt, France, in 1992, Édouard Louis is a novelist and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. He is the author of The End of Eddy, History of Violence, and Who Killed My Father.
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