text Edouard Louis, staging and performing Stanislas Nordey
from 12 March to 3 April 2019 - Main Theater
From Wednesday to Saturday at 8:30 pm, Tuesday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3:30 pm
For the dominant, most often, politics is an aesthetic question: a way of thinking, a way of seeing the world, of building one's person. For us, it was life or death.
"Who Killed my Father"
In the manner Marguerite Duras, Simone de Beauvoir, Annie Ernaux and Didier Eribon, Edouard Louis writes from his personal experience. His two almost biographical novels: The End of Eddy (2014) and History of Violence (2016), have moved many of his readers. For this play, he responded to the invitation of stage director and performer Stanislas Nordey, to write a text to be spoken and to be read, a work for theatre.
Who Killed my Father is a soliloquy. A man visits his father’s flat and what he sees, sitting on a chair, is a used body, that of a certain working class from an underprivileged region of present day France. He speaks and remembers episodes from his childhood in an attempt to explain how his still young father, got into such a sorry state. A literary shift in which, the political meets the intimate and tells the story of the bodies of men.
text Edouard Louis
staging and performing Stanislas Norde
with Stanislas Nordey
artistic associate Claire ingrid Cottanceau
lighting Stéphanie Daniel
scenography Emmanuel Clolus
music Olivier Mellano
decors and costumes Ateliers du Théâtre National de Strasbourg
The texte Who killed my father by Edouard Louis was published by éditions du Seuil in May 2018.
Théâtre National de Strasbourg du 2 au 15 mai 2019
du 9 au 11 octobre 2019 à la Comédie de Béthune – Centre dramatique national
21 janvier 2020 au CDN Orléans / Centre-Val de Loire
du 25 au 28 février 2020 au Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne
5 et 6 mai 2020 au Grand R – Scène nationale de la Roche-sur-Yon
13 mai 2020 au Théâtre de Villefranche-sur-Saône