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.