What is the price of positioning behind rigid concepts that do not accept hard working? What is the difference between the culture of questioning and the culture of the answer? What education do we want in our schools? Is thinking outside Muslim women haraam? All these questions are more posed by the play; the Downfall.
It is a play that deals with the concept and meaning of liberal education through a real case that has taken place. It is the trial of a teacher whose students learned Darwin's theory about the origin of man and the concept of evolution.
The play takes place within a court during the trial of teacher Manar, who believes that reason and freedom of thought are what being attacked and curtailed under the guise of atonement and political interest.
Text: Ghassan Naddaf
Directed by: Mohammad Eid
Music by: Bashar Murad
Lighting design: Edward Muallem
Stage manager: Mohammad Ali
Actors: Yasmin Shalaldeh, Khalil Al- Batran, Mariam Basha, Rizk Ibrahim, Shibli Albao
Supported by: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung