Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Plays by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur'an

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Paris in the 1960s. Thirteen-year-old Moses lives the shadow of his less-than loving father. When he’s caught stealing from wise old shopkeeper Monsieur Ibrahim, he discovers an unlikely friend and a whole new world. Together they embark on a journey that takes them from the streets of Paris to the whirling dervishes of the Golden Crescent.

Translated by Patirck Driver and Patricia Beneke, Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of Qur’an received its British premiere at the Bush Theatre, London, on 17 January 2006, in a production directed by Patricia Beneke.

Eric Emmanuel Schmitt is a French dramatist, novelist and fiction writer whose plays have been staged in over fifty countries and translated into forty languages. His breakthrough theatre work came with his script Le Visiteur, which won Molière prizes for best author and best show in 1993/4.

Other theatrical work includes Golden Joe, Variations Enigmatiques, Le Libertin, Milarepa, Frederick ou Le Boulevard du Crime, Hotel des deux mondes, and Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran.