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Land of Fire (Tierra Del Fuego)

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Theater for the New City, in association with New Yiddish Rep, presents the US premiere of a drama based-on-real-events about the reconciliation of an Israeli woman with the terrorist who attacked her some 23 years earlier. More…

In 1978, an El Al passenger jet was commandeered in London by two PLO-linked terrorists. Twenty three years after the attack, one of the Israeli stewardesses, Yael Alon, decides to write the attacker, Hassan el Fawzi, and visit him in the London prison where he is confined. Driven to find out what led this man to do what he did, Yael discovers how flawed and craven our assumptions are about the complexity of ethnic hatreds.


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December 24th, 2015
"The play is an earnest yet didactic attempt to confront the intractable hostility between Israelis and Palestinians and nudge hearts closer to peace...This is interesting material, yet 'Land of Fire' is strangely flat, its characters laying out points of view that come across more like position ...
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December 20th, 2015
"A politically explosive, if didactic, look at the animosity between Israelis and Palestinians that focuses on one act of terrorism and its long-term impact on two individuals...The seemingly intractable problems of Palestinian-Israeli coexistence are plumbed and the so-called victim and victimiz...
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December 28th, 2015
"To me 'Land of Fire' was more a debate than an artistic work. Director Moshe Yassur did his best but it must have been difficult to direct...The roles and performances of the male characters were more compelling than that of the heroine."
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December 20th, 2015
"It is a political play with a message, which can give it the feeling at times of a pageant at some kind of peace school, especially as the supporting cast still seemed a bit unsteady...Still, 'Land of Fire' challenges us to particularize, to face the full individual humanity of those with whom w...
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