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The End of Eddy
Brooklyn
78

The End of Eddy NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(7 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Intelligent, Informative, Absorbing, Intense

About the Show

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.

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75
Sanitized, Adolescent, Informative, Creative

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] Read more

81
Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

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

Critic Reviews (4)

November 18th, 2019

"Fleeing Home, but Not Homophobia: Two plays based on the autobiographical novels of Édouard Louis put the problem of violence against gay men in a larger social context."
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November 19th, 2019

"What Makes the Man: Édouard Louis’s 'History of Violence' and 'The End of Eddy'"
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November 18th, 2019

"The repetitive use of this storytelling device becomes tiresome, much like the direct address style of the piece. The dark territory the book explores is merely hinted at, and the additions that Carter makes…feel unhelpful, even unnecessary, given the well-rounded source material."
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November 19th, 2019

"Parts resemble a book report for school, but won't be mistaken for a story hour because of the inventive stagecraft and the rawness of the stories -- relentless bullying, deadened people in a dying factory town, his sad and funny efforts to 'be a man,' his sexual experimenting."
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