Tickets for Nathan the Wise

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Nathan the Wise

Special Performance for Folger Donors 

Written by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 
Adapted by Michael Bloom 
Directed by Adam Immerwahr
Produced in Association with Folger Theatre


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 to answer the question. This funny and timely 18th-century Shakespearean 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.

“A moving story that speaks, as you might guess, to conflicts that roil the world today.” – New York Times

Note: this production will include fog, haze and explosions.

Theater J is honored to welcome donors and friends of Folger Theater to the March 23rd performance of Nathan the Wise

Tickets are available for purchase below or by calling our Director of Patron Experience Chad Kinsman at (202) 777-3268 and

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