WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Based on real events and people, but fictionalized for the stage, Land of Fire fearlessly confronts the moral quagmire that is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The play had its world premiere in Stockholm in 2012, with subsequent productions in London (Calder Theatre), and Montevideo. "Tierra Del Fuego" is now in its third sell-out season in Buenos Aires, where it opened in 2013, and where it earned many awards, including Argentina's top playwriting prize, the ACE.
In 1978, an El Al passenger jet was commandeered in London by two PLO-linked terrorists. 23 years after the attack, one of the Israeli stewardesses, Yulie Cohen, decides to write the attacker, Fahad Mihyi, and visit him in the London prison where he is confined. Driven to find out what led this man to do what he did, Cohen discovers how flawed and craven our assumptions are about the complexity of ethnic hatreds. As her character tells the attacker in the play, "I think if we keep talking, we will understand each other one day. But if we keep killing each other, there won't be anyone left to listen."