20:00 Uhr

Your Love Is Fire

Collective Ma'louba
FFT Kammerspiele
Dauer: ca. 80 Minuten
19€ / 11€ (erm.)

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Hala wants to leave Damascus and move to Germany. Her friend Rand feels obliged to stay until her boyfriend has completed his military service in the Syrian army. Which path is the right one? Solidarity with one’s country or protecting one’s own life? Is there a right or a wrong? “Your Love is Fire” is a song by 1960’s Egyptian singer Abdelhalim Hafez about the yearning for past, supposedly safer days. Using this title, Syrian author Mudar Alhaggi deals with his own experiences of war and exile. The Arab Collective Ma’louba has worked in residency at the Theater an der Ruhr in Mülheim since 2017. In Your Love Is Fire, they use tragic-comical elements to tell a story of daily life in a state of emergency.


Director: Rafat Alzakout. Dramaturge: Mudar Alhaggi / Wael Kadour. Video: Carola Schmidt / Juma Hamdo. Sound: Carola Schmidt. Lights: Jochen Jahncke. Set / Costumes: Emilie Cognard. Production Management: Christin Lüttich / Immanuel Bartz. With: Amal Omran as Rand, Mohamed Alrashi as Khaldoun, Reem Ali as Hala, Mouayad Roumieh as author

Partner: Eine Welt Forum Düsseldorf


Director Rafat Alzakout, actress and director Amal Omran and author Mudar Alhaggi have been working as the Arab-speaking artist and theater Collective Ma’louba in residence at the Theater an der Ruhr in Mülheim since 2017. In their theater productions, the Collective Ma’louba questions the political and social state of the Arabic world against the backdrop of recent rebellions. Further thematically related artists projects such as installations, exhibitions and workshops accompany the theater production. These are shown in NRW, Germany and abroad and initiate transnational spaces of encounters.  

In Arabic with German supertitles.