Already closed | 1h 30m | Brooklyn

The End of Eddy

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Intelligent, Informative, Absorbing, Sanitized

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. 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. 

1h 30m | Already closed | BAM - Fishman Space (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (7)


Great acting, Intelligent, Informative, Absorbing, Sanitized

Great acting, Disappointing, Lecturey, Uninventive, Patronizing

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.

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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