This provocative play challenges Jews, Muslims, and Christians to set aside the prejudices that they absorbed with their mothers’ milk and work together for the common good. But that is easier said than done, in the 12th century as it is in the 22nd century.
A 200-year-old lesson in religious tolerance, “Nathan the Wise” is an intricate 18th century story set in Jerusalem during the Crusades. As religious conflict wages, the lives of a Jewish merchant, a young Templar and a Sultan become entwined in tale of familial coincidence. While religion may divide them, they discover a common goal of peace and reconciliation.