Alternate Title En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule
Production Language English
Country of Origin United Kingdom, England
Description Édouard Louis’ powerful 2014 autobiographical debut, The End of Eddy, was published when he was 21 and immediately put him on the literary map. A coming-of-age story of a young gay man facing homophobia in a French village, the book also reveals the hopelessness and violence of a depressed, post-industrial region. Eddy’s path to survival is “a mesmerizing story about difference and adolescence…” (The New York Times).
This groundbreaking stage adaptation, from Scotland’s Untitled Projects and London’s Unicorn Theatre, premiered as part of the Edinburgh Festival in 2018. With only two actors and ingenious sets, it conveys the anguish of Eddy’s upbringing through vivid storytelling and rich observations on social class and sexuality.
The End of Eddy is part of a series of events celebrating Édouard Louis in collaboration with St. Ann's Warehouse, which will present a theatrical adaptation of Édouard Louis’ book History of Violence (Nov 13–Dec 1) during its 40th Anniversary Season. Both The End of Eddy and History of Violence will open on November 17.
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.