Original titleTERROR
Cast6 total (2 F and 4 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
TranslatorMaria Tellander
LanguagesDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, English

This is a philosophical play by one of Germany’s leading authors. What happens if terrorists hijack a passenger plane and steer it towards a sold-out football stadium? What happens if terror gets to dominate our everyday life? What legal, moral and philosophical means do our society have in these extreme situations? Is it possible to devalue human worth if it can save more lives? In Ferdinand von Schirach’s play, these questions are asked on the basis of a legal construction. 164 passengers are on board Lufthansa LH2047 from Berlin-Tegel to Munich. Hijacked by terrorists, the plane is heading towards Allianz Arena. Fighter pilot, Major Koch, has to react. What are his orders? Is he allowed to shoot down the passenger plane if the terrorists do not change course? Should he? The clock is ticking, and Koch makes a decision. A few weeks later he must justify it to the courts.