Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran

by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt | translated into German by Annette and Paul Bäcker
object theatre for 12 year-olds and older | duration: 80 minutes
director: Atif Mohammed Nor Hussein
stage design, costumes, objects: Kathrin Sellin, Atelier Theater Waidspeicher
solo-performance: Tomas Mielentz

A multi-religious parable about tolerance, wisdom, luck, kind-heartedness and an unusual friendship

Momo is eleven years old and lives in Paris in an orthodox-Jewish area. His grand-fatherly friend and teacher is the old Muslim colonial-ware trader Monsieur Ibrahim, who is thought to be an Arab although he is not Arab at all. He accompanies Momo as he grows up. Monsieur Ibrahim knows the secrets of happiness and of laughing. This helps even in the most difficult situations: in the all-male household with the melancholic father, stealing cans in the shop and with the young women in the Rue de Paradis. In a rickety, rattlely car Momo and his teacher set off together on a journey, to see the sea in Monsieur Ibrahim's home, the golden half-moon.

The realization of this production was supported by the Sparkassenstiftung Erfurt.

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