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Nathan the Wise (May 11)
May 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBy Donation
Blackbird Theatre presents a reading of Gotthold Lessing’s profoundly relevant 1793 play ‘Nathan the Wise’ on Monday May 11 at 7:30pm at Temple Sholom (7190 Oak Street). Never allowed a performance in playwright’s lifetime and later banned by the Nazis – the work is a plea for racial and religious tolerance that counters prejudice with humour, compassion, and reason.
Set in Jerusalem during the Third Crusade, this witty narrative tells of the struggle for wisdom, love and peace among Christians, Muslims, and Jews during a lull in the conflict. Reading the title role of Nathan will be local treasure Jay Brazeau. Directed by Stephen Drover.
Admission by Donation. Full details at: blackbirdtheatre.ca/nathanthewise.html