Based on the autobiographical novel, this gay coming-of-age story follows Édouard Louis as he is bullied relentlessly, growing up in poverty in working-class France. More…
From the show:
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 (introducing Oseloka Obi and James Russell-Morley), 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.
See it if to see an inventive (& oddly chipper) staging of Édouard Louis' hapless French working-class coming out story as told by his boyhood self(s)
Don't see it if u expect a stark, raw, unapologetic portrayal of Louis' formative years. [It feels at times like a "safe" version suitable for kids theater]
See it if enjoy the work of Edouard Louis, like gay coming of age stories, like use of video & film, youthful exuberant performances, escaping
Don't see it if don't like gay content, tales of bullying and loneliness, feels aimed at a younger (YA) audience, negative family stories
See it if You would enjoy an intellectual discussion of the intersection of class, gender and sexual identity.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy contemporary theater that has a lot of clever tricks.
Also Smart and very French. Even though it is a British production.
See it if You like stories that talk about sexuality and class no matter how poorly the adaptation is presented.
Don't see it if If you prefer theatre where you're shown and not told. This often felt like a lecture, not theatre.
See it if you enjoy the book by Edouard Louis. Highly suggested for lgbtq youth, or anybody who feels they are an outsider. Enjoy a new point of view.
Don't see it if don't like minimal sets, a two person cast playing multiple characters, glbtq themes, or a story through different audio-visual mediums.