Histoire de la violence

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Histoire de la violence

Edouard Louis, Laurent Hatat, Emma Gustafsson

Edouard is making his way home from a Christmas dinner when he is approached by Reda, a young Kabyle. Mesmerized by each other, the two young men spend the night together in Edouard’s apartment. Suddenly the situation escalates: at gunpoint, Edouard is insulted, strangled and raped. A year later, back in his hometown in Picardy, he confides in his sister Clara, who then tells her husband the facts. Hidden, Edward listens to his own story being told.

Under the harsh lights, Laurent Hatat and Emma Gustafsson draw from the sensitive polyphony of the story, staging a vertiginous piece.  A show that engages body and soul.

My story is both what I care most about and what seems most foreign to me. — Edouard Louis


With Julie Moulier, Samir M’Kirech and Mathias Zakhar
Directed by Laurent Hatat and Emma Gustafsson
Light creation Anna Sauvage 
Sound universe Fabrice Tison 
General management Anna Sauvage
Stage management Roméo Rebière


Production anima motrix
Coproduction Le Phénix, Scène nationale Valenciennes Château-Rouge, Scène conventionnée Annemasse Escher Theater (Luxembourg) La Comédie de Béthune, Centre Dramatique National Hauts-de-France, La Rose des Vents, Scène nationale Lille Métropole Villeneuve d’Ascq, Le Trident, Scène nationale Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

Your contacts in Avignon (pro only)

Alexandra Gontard
06 62 41 95 51 / agontard.primadonna@gmail.com


13:45 > 15:40shuttle ride included

06 > 25.07

Breaks on 12 & 19.07

Patinoire Route /

Full price: € 20.50
Off rate: 14 €
Pro rate: 9 €

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