By Édouard Louis
Theater an der Parkaue – Junges Staatstheater Berlin
Director: Leyla-Claire Rabih
Staging, costumes: Stefan Oppenländer
With: Nico Ehrenteit, Andrej von Sallwitz, Mira Tscherne, and Robert Zimmermann
Eddy Bellegueule is growing up poor in a village in northern France. His family barely speaks to each other between the constant blare of the television and nonstop drinking. Eddy’s feminine gait and voice make him an outsider early on – and the victim of brutal violence. He makes a great physical and mental effort to fight his nature and be like everyone else. And in the end he dares to break out. – This debut novel by 23-year-old author Édouard Louis has sold more than 1.5 million copies in France alone. It has been translated into more than 20 languages.