Nuran David Calis

Auftragsarbeit für das Nationaltheater Mannheim
4 D, 5 H
UA: 14.01.2024 · Nationaltheater Mannheim · Directed by: Nuran David Calis
We live almost 1000 years after the time in which Lessing set Nathan the Wise, and conflicts between Christians, Jews and Muslims continue.
Berlin. This is where Nathan Grossman, a lawyer and head of the Jewish community, lives with his stepsister Daja and his adopted daughter Recha. One night, they are attacked: a group of young men gain access to Nathan's apartment, write anti-Semitic slogans in Arabic script on the wall and start a fire.
The police assume Sunni perpetrators, and a suspected mastermind is also quickly found: the entrepreneur Salatin Denktas. Daja doubts the theory, as she is sure that the men did not speak Arabic. Besides, Salatin has a long friendship with Nathan and is planning a big real estate deal with him. Why would Salatin jeopardize all that? Jonas, a police officer with the Federal Criminal Police Office, is also asking himself this question as he investigates the background to the attack, assisted by Recha, who works as a journalist. Who is Aris, who needs new passports for himself and his family, working for? And what role does the State Security actually play? The deeper Jonas delves into the investigation, the more personally entangled he becomes - because suddenly his own past catches up with him.

While news of competing refugee flows from Ukraine and the Middle East run across the live tickers and suspicions run in all directions, a young Aramaic girl with green eyes sells pearl necklaces by the side of the road, unnoticed. Her long flight from Syria ends here - and here she has a final destination.

In his fast-paced and very contemporary rewriting of Lessing's dramatic poem, Nuran David Calis raises awareness of racism in the current refugee movement from Ukraine and the Middle East. In the microcosm of the characters, it is painfully brought home how complex the ongoing conflict between the three world religions is.


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