GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

A rare staging of G.E. Lessing's Nathan the Wise

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. 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.
Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Dec. 9. Continues through Jan. 4, 2008

 
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