Nathan the Wise

Jerusalem, 1192. Muslims, Christians and Jews live side by side thanks to a fragile truce that could collapse at any moment. As the tension mounts a question arises from the ruling Sultan: “which religion is the one most beloved by God?” Nathan, a pious Jewish merchant, is charged with answering this question to help secure the continued safety of his people. Next to Shylock, Nathan the Wise is perhaps the greatest Jewish character in all of Western dramatic literature. Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham returns to CSC after his critically-acclaimed portrayal of Galileo, adding Nathan to his illustrious gallery of revelatory portrayals.

PERFORMANCES FROM APRIL 13 – MAY 1, 2016

By GOTTHOLD EPHRAIM LESSING
Adapted by EDWARD KEMP
Directed by BRIAN KULICK

Cast: F. MURRAY ABRAHAM, GEORGE ABUD, AUSTIN DURANT, JOHN CHRISTOPHER JONES, SHIVA KALAISELVAN, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, ERIN NEUFER, STARK SANDS

Set Design TONY STRAIGES
Costume Design ANITA YAVICH
Lighting Design JOE NOVAK
Sound Design MATT STINE