The Man! The Myth! The Mullah … Nasreddin!
Folklore hero, wise fool and spiritual jester, Mullah Nasreddin invites us to enjoy the absurdity of ourselves. The stories about the Mullah (which means teacher) have their origins from as far back as the 13th century where he may or may not have been a real person in Turkey. Regardless, the stories live on passed down over the centuries from parents to children across the world. Olympia Family Theater is thrilled and honored to present a collection of Mullah moments, along with several other folktales from Islamic cultures near and far.
Our story is set in a Turkish marketplace in the 13th century, where three wise men come to ask three questions of the town’s wisest citizen, the Mullah. The wise men offer a prize for the entire town if he can answer them correctly. With the support of all the townspeople, Nasreddin uses his wit and wisdom to respond to the questions.
One folklore example of the Mullah’s wit, Nasreddin was sitting talking with a friend as dusk fell. “Light a candle,” the man said, “because it is dark now. There is one just by your left side”.
“How can I tell my right from my left in the dark, you fool?” asked the Mulla.
This original adaptation was written by local playwright Christian Carvajal in consultation with local members of the Muslim community.
Directed by: Ted Ryle
Adapted by Christian Carvajal
A World Premiere Production!
February 2 – February 18, 2018
This show is recommended for all ages
Runtime: 90 mins (including 15 min. intermission)
Ryan Martin Holmberg
Show information: http://olyft.org/3-impossible-questions/ All performances take place at our theater, 612 4th Ave E, in downtown Olympia. The lobby opens 1 hour before show time, seating begins 20 minutes before show time.
This show runs 3 weekends
Thursday & Friday performances are at 7 pm.
Saturday & Sunday performances are matinees at 2 pm.
Fri, Feb 2nd, 2018 at 7:00 pm OPENING NIGHT!
Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Feb 4th, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Feb 8th, 2018 at 7:00 pm PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN!
Fri, Feb 9th, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 10th, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Feb 11th, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15th, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Feb 16th, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 17th, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Feb 18th, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Pay-What-You-Can Performance: Thursday, Feb. 8th at 7 pm. Tickets for this special performance are only available at the box office starting at noon day of show, cash or check only.
Tickets are available our website: http://olyft.org/tickets
Lobby Box office hours: 2 hours before each Mainstage performance. If available, day-of-show walk-up tickets can be purchased at our lobby Box Office with cash, check or credit card.
Youth (Under 12): $13.00
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ACCESSIBILITY All performances are wheelchair accessible. Please contact the box office if you have any special needs.
Olympia Family Theater • 612 4th Ave E • Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 570-1638