‘Monsieur Ibrahim’ performed at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz
Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz presents the Los Angeles premiere of the play “Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran,” or “Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran,” written and performed by famous Franco-Belgian novelist Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, on May 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Published in 2001, Schmitt’s play 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, Ibrahim.
As this deeply funny plot unravels, it reveals how people learn the most essential lessons of life and death when they expect them the least. Schmitt provides an illuminating tale about suffering, love, compassion, and faith in both God and humanity.
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 Ibrahim.
The 90-minute performance is without intermission. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for students.
Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz is located at 10361 W. Pico Blvd. For information, visit theatreraymondkabbaz.com. For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/nj7aulr.