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Lost Land opens on November 21st

Lost Land opens on November 21st

Press Release 12112013
The Freedom Theatre
For immediate release
For inquiries: media@thefreedomtheatre.org, tel. +970(0)599536242


Lost Land – A new production by The Freedom Theatre
Opening Thursday November 21st, at 16:00

Death is not the greatest loss, the greatest loss is what dies within us while being alive.
Lost Land, dismissed love, childhood friends whose paths cross in a future not of their design.
Choosing to stand up, fight and resist, questioning:
“You can write about anything in this world but can you change anything in it?”

Lost Land is a new production by The Freedom Theatre in cooperation with the Consulate General of France in Jerusalem. It brings together three generations of The Freedom Theatre’s Acting School students. “Lost Land represents a turning point in the development of our theatre”, says Jameyla Kiswani, Executive Producer at The Freedom Theatre. “We have reached the capacity to stage an epic play that reflects not only the issue of the refugees, but also presents our young actors with a great challenge due to its modern staging.”

The play is based on the novel Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain Fournier, one of the most famous French novels of the twentieth century. Le Grand Meaulnes was written the year before the Great War broke out and is full of the prescience of the catastrophe that is about to befall the world, and particularly its young people.

The Freedom Theatre’s adaptation offers a fascinating re-imagining of this great French classic against the background of the Palestinian plight, where beneath every endeavour is a yearning for what has been taken, destroyed, trampled upon. A people, occupied and uprooted, longing for a Lost Land.

On the surface Lost Land is a romantic and simple story suffused with the overwhelming power of first love and the first experience of beauty, which is no sooner experienced than lost. But the play has great complexity beneath the surface. It reflects upon the past, youth, loss and the demands that history makes on ordinary human beings. Being born at that specific moment in time these ordinary human beings become extraordinary.


Thursday, November 21st
Friday, November 22nd
Saturday, November 23rd
Wednesday, November 27th

All performances at 16:00
The Freedom Theatre, Jenin Refugee Camp

Lost Land is performed in Arabic.

For directions to The Freedom Theatre, see Visit Us.
For inquiries, interviews and photos: email media@thefreedomtheatre.org or tel. +970(0)599536242.

Lost Land is supported by Sida, as part of the PAN program, the Swedish Postcode Lottery, the Consulate General of France in Jerusalem, and the Roddick Foundation.

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