FOOD FOR THE SOUL was a devised production Elayce created with actors George Siena and Janna Horstmann for the National Theatre and the Deutsches Theater Berlin.
It was performed as part of THE LOST RING, a series of new work created by international theatre directors in response to Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's 1779 play, NATHAN THE WISE. The productions were commissioned by Mitos21, a European Theatre Network, for the opening of a new performance centre at the Deutshes Theater Berlin in 2015.
Each director took the parable of The Lost Ring, which sits at the heart of Lessing's play, as the starting point for an exploration around faith and religious freedom. The parable asks: which of the three monotheistic religions - Islam, Christianity and Judaism - is the true religion? In the play, the answer twists the question on its head, asking in turn what the meaning of faith is, and whether religious freedom should be a private or political matter. FOOD FOR THE SOUL was a highly physical and comic response to the question of religious choice in the modern era.
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Production photos by Arno Declair: