Heidelberg will soon celebrate Stückemarkt, a marathon week of contemporary theater from April 29th – May 8th.   This year the famous festival once again presents new theater pieces and their writers, groundbreaking esthetic approaches, artists’ talks and discussions.  Many of the productions consider and confront Europe’s current political climate and this year Belgium is the featured country.  Belgium has an intricate colonial history, a language barrier that runs straight through the land, and is home to the multicultural city of Brussels, which is the capital of the European Union. All of these important factors make Belgium the ideal starting point to consider the current political state of affairs and the future of the European society. In light of current events, the performances in Heidelberg take on a special meaning and significance.