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
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