Nathan the Wise

Produced in association with Theater J

From the play by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Adapted by Michael Bloom
Directed by Adam Immerwahr
March 16 – April 10, 2022
Theater J

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An 18th-Century, Shakespeare-Styled Fable

Starring Greg Wood, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, Emily Whitworth, Drew Kopas, Jeff Keogh, and Sarah Corey.

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

Produced in association with Theater J.