VÖGEL (ALL BIRDS)
in German, English, Hebrew and Arabic, with German And English surtitles
The first time Wahida and Eitan catch each other’s eye is in the reading room of a New York library. From the very beginning, their love is tempestuous – and ill-fated: Historian Wahida is the daughter of Arab immigrants in the US, while biogeneticist Eitan comes from a Jewish family with German and Israeli roots.
Will their relationship withstand the conflicts that have accumulated in the course of a century of hatred, displacement, war and terror in the Middle East?
The Lebanon-born French Canadian author Wajdi Mouawad is no stranger to the Burgtheater. His play SCORCHED (VERBRENNUNGEN) was performed in 2007 and for many years thereafter. ALL BIRDS is Mouawad’s magnificent, poetic epos about three generations of a Jewish family torn between the trauma of the Shoah and the violence of the Middle East conflict.