PESSACH | RAMADAN


Short Stories by
DAVID MAMET and HUDA AL-HILALI

With Inge Maux and Anne Wiederhold
Puppetry by Warren Rosenzweig
Music by Abi Sina

Directed by Warren Rosenzweig


In a time when peace between the Islamic world and the West seems threatened, between Israel and the Islamic world impossible, the Jewish Theater of Austria offers a gleam of light.

Based on two short stories, each centered on the most important celebration in the Judaic or Islamic tradition, an unusual, an important theatrical event has emerged an evening that examines apparent differences and uncovers surprising resemblances between two world views.


"Rosenzweig creates peace on stage. That the Jewish Theater of Austria connects the celebration of the exodus of the Jews from Egypt with the Islamic time of reflection on patience, renunciation, and purification suggests hope. If only everyone thought as Warren Rosenzweig! He has staged the short stories `Pessach´ by David Mamet and `Ramadan´ by Huda Al-Hilali […] as an harmonious whole. Devoid of dramaturgical nonsense, the narrated memories of endless persecution, the colorful culture of a war-ridden people, and the roles of women are powerfully interpreted by Inge Maux and Anne Wiederhold."
- Kleine Zeitung

"The production Pessach Ramadan of the Jewish Theater of Austria is more than a political symbol: it´s a statement for peace that underscores the common foundations of Jewish and Islamic culture."
- Der Standard

"The double performance Pessach Ramadan is shaped by interreligious understanding [...] As the Grandmother in a short story by David Mamet, Inge Maux makes a succinct yet powerful appearance."
- Neue Kronen Zeitung

"Magnificent performance by Anne Wiederhold [...An evening] in which theater magician Warren Rosenzweig [...] reveals the spark of truly great ability."
- Die Jüdische


  • Video clips and graphics
  • Inge Maux 
Photo 2003 by Juri Tscharyiski

    Inge Maux
Photo 2003 by Juri Tscharyiski

    Inge Maux
Photo 2003 by Juri Tscharyiski

    Inge Maux
Photo 2003 by Juri Tscharyiski

    Inge Maux
Photo 2003 by Juri Tscharyiski

    The stage, Pessach, Photo by Juri Tscharyiski

    Anne Wiederhold
Photo 2003 by Juri Tscharyiski

    Anne Wiederhold
Photo 2003 by Juri Tscharyiski

    Anne Wiederholt
Photo 2003 by Juri Tscharyiski

    Anne Wiederholt
Photo 2003 by Juri Tscharyiski

    The Stage, Ramadan, Photo by Juri Tscharyiski

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