Nathan der Weise / Nathan the Wise

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018

Nathan der Weise / Nathan the Wise
by G. E. Lessing

A bilingual (German-English) theatre project

by Augenblick! German-Language Theatre Group, Ottawa

Under the auspices of Kirche und Kultur

G.E. Lessing was a key figure of the German Enlightenment. Lessing’s play Nathan the Wise (1779)  examines issues such as religious tolerance, the use of reason, and the implications of shared humanity. These ideas are famously expressed in the play's central “parable of the rings”. This production will show key scenes from the play performed in German, with English supertitles and a commenting frame story in English. 

Dates and Times

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, February 24th, 7:30 pm

Sunday, February 25th, 3:00 pm



Studio Léonard Beaulne, University of Ottawa, 135 Séraphin-Marion Private (Basement)


Admission: $15

Ticket Reservation by Email:

Information on the project: Joerg Esleben,

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