Produced in association with Theater J
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An 18th-Century, Shakespeare-Styled Fable
In 12th-century Jerusalem, Jews, Christians, and Muslims live side by side in peace—or so they hope. As tensions rise, the ruling sultan asks: “Which religion is the one most beloved by G-d?” Lives, and the future of Jerusalem itself, are on the line as the brilliant Jewish merchant Nathan seeks an answer.
This funny and timely 18th-century Shakespeare-styled play is chock full of mistaken identities, foiled romances, and relationships across cultural and religious divides. Michael Bloom’s smart new adaptation celebrates the common humanity that unites us all.
Performance location: Theater J, 1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036