The literal translation of the play is: “Oh Lord!” The title refers to an – ambiguous – exclamation towards a patriarchal leading figure, be it a father, dictator or God. In its second work, “Ya Kebir,” Collective Ma’louba confronts the recent past of a country ridden by tyranny and corruption and violence in the context of a patriarchal society.
After years of silence, a woman visits her brother after the death of their father. She wants to go to the war-torn country to attend his funeral – he wants to keep her from the decision. Between reality, dream and nightmare, this encounter forces the siblings to painfully face their own past and the dark inheritance of their father.