The story begins in the sixties, in the Rue Bleue in Paris, where a fourteen year old Jewish boy called Moïse becomes friends with Monsieur Ibrahim, an old Muslim shop-keeper.
Living alone since the disappearance of his mother, humiliated by the suicide of his father, Moïse discovers in this devout and mischievous follower of the Sufi faith, a source of great wisdom and a guide along life's pathway. Bit by bit, the boy rediscovers how to smile and find happiness and contentment.
Together they close up the grocery store, buy a car and set off on a long journey to Turkey and to the birthplace of Monsieur Ibrahim, where Moïse learns how to dance with the whirling dervishes, to understand the secrets of the contemplation and discover the poetry of Persia.
This story is ultimately about friendship, the goodness of life and the need for tolerance. These themes are expressed and celebrated in this new production by Tour de Force Theatre Company, using humour,live music, and a strong, evocative style.
We have been creating successful touring productions in French for over seven years. The company has enjoyed much acclaim with its productions of 'Le Petit Prince' by Saint-Exupéry, 'L'Etranger' by Camus and more recently an adaptation of Louis Malle's film 'Au Revoir Les Enfants.'
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