Folkwang’s “World on Fire” at Al Kasaba Theater

Much has been written about the First World War in literature, including stories and novels based upon historic events that took place during the war. Writers have often reflected the shock of this war, the war that many countries in the world fought among each other, burning everything and killing 37 million people, making all these stories an inseparable part of the cultural identity of these countries.

Some of the stories which still live in the painful memory of humanity were collected and put together by Gerold Theobalt in the dramatic work “World on Fire”. The work will be presented on Tuesday 18th of November 2014 at 7:00 pm at Al Kasaba Theater. In addition, it will be presented at The Freedom Theater in Jenin refugee camp on Wednesday 19th of November 2014 at 4:30 pm and at Dar An- Nadwa Center in Bethlehem on Thursday 20th November 2014 at 7:00 pm.

The form used in the play is Station Theater, which embodies the way international artists created works inspired by the war which still penetrates our lives and occupy a major part of our generations’ memory.

The texts collected belong to writers who are considered representatives of their generation in their countries and their writings expose the war events witnessed by this generation.

“World on Fire” is played by students of the German Folkwang University and is directed by Johannes Klaus.