Original titleWELTENBRAND
Cast5 total (3 F and 2 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
Weltenbrand won the prize for best youth play at Heidelberger Stückemarkt in 2015. The starting point is April 22, 1915, the day on which the Germans introduce the first weapon of mass destruction: Poison gas. The Germans did not win the war, but they changed its face forever. Starting from the First World War the play shows the war, its arsenal of weapons and the destructive journey of the poison gas. The gas becomes acquainted with geniuses, Moroccan rebels, people who have committed suicide, African emperors and Western heroes. The poison gas travels from the trenches to the forgotten wars of colonization and extermination of the 1920s and 1930s and finally reaches the most recent crimes in Syria.