Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz is proud to present the Los Angeles premiere of the play Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran) written and performed by famous Franco-Belgian novelist Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt.
Published in 2001, Mr. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is a moral tale of self-discovery and maturity. It tells the story of Momo, a young Jewish boy, who sets out on a quest to find happiness with the help and teachings of his old friend, an old Muslim grocer, Mr. Ibrahim.
In his touching, wry and bittersweet solo-performance, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt tells with generosity the story of this child, who becomes an orphan too early and finds in Monsieur Ibrahim a protector, a teacher and a friend. More than just a story, Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran is a tale, full of simple and yet intelligent philosophical reflections.
Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran is a powerful demonstration of the talent of Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, both as an author and as a narrator. The book was adapted for film by François Dupeyron. Omar Sharif was awarded the César Award for Best Actor in 2004 for his portrayal of Mr. Ibrahim.
Performed in French with English subtitles.