The critically-acclaimed adaptation of Lessing's classic on religious tolerance

"A new model of understanding among diverse groups."   

"Professor D'Andrea's radical adaptation for the 21st century of Lessing's Nathan the Wise, centered on the idea of informed mutual respect,

is taught in international conflict resolution courses both in the United States and abroad."

               

"Nathan the Wise brings warmth and humor to a

tale of Muslim, Jew, and Christian in Crusade-ravaged 12th-century Jerusalem."

“The play attains a measure of holiness in its quest for a bond among Jerusalem’s three

great religions... 'I want to challenge people to transcend thinking in terms of the other in order to rethink in terms of commonality,' says D'Andrea, the Northern Virginia-based play-wright, professor and founder of the Theater of the First Amendment at George Mason University."

PERFORMED AT THE VATICAN

The Vatican hosted an inter-religious conclave on

tolerance, where D'Andrea's Nathan was the artistic centerpiece

 

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Here's the playbill from the Vatican event (click to read it... in Italian).

 

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FOSTERING TOLERANCE ON CAMPUS

Universities incorporate performances of Nathan into their religious tolerance initiatives

University of North Texas

 

THE AUTHOR