Blasted cast members Louis Cancelmi, Marin Ireland, and Reed Birney. Headless body not pictured.
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Blasted cast members Louis Cancelmi, Marin Ireland, and Reed Birney. Headless body not pictured.

Nathan the Wise, starts December 9. When Enlightenment thinker G.E. Lessing wasn't authoring gorgeous treatises on aesthetics or inventing the profession of dramaturgy, he occasionally amused himself with playwriting. His sprightly comedies and bourgeois tragedies still merit occasional performances, but it's rare that a theater company takes on this strange 1779 fantasia. Set in 12th-century Jerusalem, it borrows a story from Boccaccio to tell how a merchant named Nathan brokers peace among Jews, Christians, and Muslims—a goal as difficult and laudable as in Lessing's day. Pearl Theatre, 80 St. Marks Place, pearltheatre.org.

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