NATHAN THE WISE
CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY
136 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003
Between 3rd and 4th Avenues
By subway: Take the N,R,Q,4,5,6 or L to 14th Street Union Square. Walk South to 13th Street and continue East. By bus: The M101 and M102 buses run on Third Avenue, the M3, M18 and M1 on 4th Avenue, and the M14 and M9 buses run crosstown on 14th Street.
All performances start on time and is there no late seating. There is no re-entry once the performance has begun.
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.
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