Qui a tué mon père [Who Killed My Father], a performance by Édouard Louis, directed by Thomas Ostermeier, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY, May 18–June 5, 2022.

Édouard Louis tells the tragedy of his father’s life in Qui a tué mon père [Who Killed My Father], the story of a French factory worker born in the provinces and doomed to die there through his own seemingly inevitable life choices. While admittedly America’s hardcore viewers of Fox News are unlikely to see the performance, this is their story en français. It is compelling and radically pertinent to world politics, and its stage recreation, with Louis playing himself, relies on that strength in its simple means of presentation.

The French-language work is a co-production of Théâtre de la Ville Paris and Berlin’s Schaubühne, one of that city’s premiere venues, which has consistently produced fearless contemporary theatre, and where Thomas Ostermeier has...

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