Édouard Louis / Thomas Ostermeier
Overtitled in French
Jan 30Feb 15, 2020
10 € à 36 €
15:00 / 20:00
Racism and homophobia are at the heart of this adaptation of Édouard Louis’s novel.
Paris. After a Christmas dinner, Édouard meets Réda at 4 AM. They go back to Édouard’s apartment together. They laugh, make love. When he wakes up, Édouard’s cell phone has disappeared. Suddenly aggressive, Réda lunges at him, hits him, and rapes him. Injured and traumatized, Édouard soon discovers the insidious violence of racism and homophobia within the police and the medical profession, as well as in his sister Clara, to whom he entrusts what has happened to him. Thomas Ostermeier has created an extremely taut adaptation of this autobiographical narrative, structured as a mosaic in order to better reveal the omnipresent hatred of the other and of difference, whether social or sexual. A stage adaptation made all the stronger and more effective by the fact that only four actors play all the characters.
Hugues Le Tanneur
Textes Édouard Louis direction Thomas Ostermeier
In a version of Thomas Ostermeier, Florian Borchmeyer & Édouard Louis Collaboration on the direction David Stöhr set design & Costumes Nina Wetzel Music Nils Ostendorf Video Sébastien Dupouey // Dramaturgy Florian Borchmeyer lights Michael Wetzel Collaboration on the choreography Johanna Lemke
with Christoph Gawenda, Laurenz Laufenberg, Renato Schuch, Alina Stiegler & the musician Thomas Witte