by Gotthold Ephraim LessingIn a version by Edward KempDirector Birgit Schreyer Duarte
WITH FAITH IN HUMANITY, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
In twelfth-century Jerusalem, a wealthy Jew whose daughter loves a Christian faces a dangerous question from the Muslim sultan: which is the one true faith? Nathan responds wisely and well – but subsequent surprising discoveries offer an even more persuasive answer to religious divides.
As moving as it is gently humorous, this rarely seen masterpiece of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment celebrates the common humanity that unites us all.
Nathan the Wise
Production support is generously provided by Esther Sarick
Support for the 2019 season of the Studio Theatre is generously provided by Sandra & Jim Pitblado.
2019 publicity photography by David Cooper.
2019: Surveyor, Griffith, Dr. Butts in Henry VIII, Al-Hafi in Nathan the Wise and Orderly in Birds of a Kind. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Tariq in A Thousand Splendid Suns (The Grand Theatre); Mubeen in Acha Bacha (Theatre Passe Muraille); Cassio in Othello (Driftwood Theatre); Iyar in Little Pretty and the Exceptional (Factory Theatre); Amir in Disgraced (Magnus Theatre); Craig/Craven in Scarberia (YPT); Henry Clerval in Frankenstein Live! (Arts Engine); Damon in Perceptions of Love in the Pursuit of Happiness (Toronto Fringe). Film/TV: Ronnie in JETT (HBO/Cinemax); Nick in Reach (Valence Films); Aathi in A Gun & A Ring (EyeCatch Multimedia). Training: MFA - The New School for Drama; Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: Dora nomination for Best Individual Performance for Scarberia. Et cetera: Thank you to my family and friends.
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