Venue: Main Hall, Summerhall
Dates: 8th to the 27th of August
This production, directed by Rafat Alzakout, will be the world premiere of the new play by young Syrian author Mudar Alhaggi. It tells the story of a young writer and his inability to take a clear stance and break his silence in view of the horrible crimes and violence committed in his country. It’s an honest, complex account of daily life in the midst of the Syrian war that avoids simple stories of heroes and victims. Alhaggi explores the question of exile from a new perspective – the physical exile of leaving Syria for Europe and the internal exile of detachment and speechlessness.