Behind one of the great social conflicts of our times lies a small, human story about love, regret and a father whose powerlessness drove his two sons apart.
Virtually all major conflicts are preceded by a human story on a small scale. While the tensions between the Western and Arab worlds mount, the Noord Nederlands Toneel, Club Guy & Roni and Asko|Schönbergs K[h]AOS take the audience to where it all started: a father who doesn't know how to show his paternal love and whose powerlessness drives his two sons apart. The story of Abraham, performed by Jack Wouterse.
In this production (with its happy ending!), the director Guy Weizman reduces major religious and societal conflicts to human stories of love, regret and jealousy.
In Belgium, the Moroccan-Flemish writer Fikry El Azzouzi is a household name, and he regularly intervenes in the Islam debate. He wrote Salam as a play in which he moulds the harsh reality into humorous dialogues.