Moses

Moses
5F / 27M

In their version of the story, Feridun Zaimoglu and Günter Senkel put their focus on the archaic essence of Moses as a character, who is revered as a prophet by three religions. They “do not revise the Bible, they accentuate it, and at the same time they make it more human. Where the Old Testament abashedly hints and hedges its words, they expose, add some juicy meat of legends to the bones, and leave no doubt what every second of it is about.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) Their Moses turns into “a fascinatingly current representation of religious fanaticism and parallel worlds.” (Nachtkritik) In the beginning, he is primarily an uprooted pretender to the throne, one of humble origins, whom the Israelites no longer regard as one of their own. Only after decades in exile does he return as God’s messenger, and he becomes the leader of the faithful. But his relentless religious war claims so many victims that even Moses himself, in a rare moment of doubt, cries out: “God, you are voracious. You command us not to take lives. But I kill and kill and kill – in Your name.”

Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu (born in 1964 in Bolu, Anatolia) grew up in Germany and studied Art and Human Medicine in Kiel. His first novel Kanak Sprak appeared in 1995 followed by numerous other novels and short stories. Feridun Zaimoglu and Günter Senkel ...

Plays by Feridun Zaimoglu

Günter Senkel

Günter Senkel

Günter Senkel (born in 1958 in Neumünster) has worked as a poster gluer, long distance lorry driver and drinking bottle sorter. He gave up his Physics degree to run his own bookshop in Kiel where he has lived as a freelance writer since 199 ...

Plays by Günter Senkel






U: 05.07.2013 Passionstheater Oberammergau (Regie: Christian Stückl)