Nathan the Wise, an 18th-century morality play by the German writer and scholar Gotthold Ephraim Lessing will be shown in Kaunas with English translation. Presented by Kaunas National Drama Theatre, the production directed by Gintaras Varnas is starring most talented Lithuanian theatre actors of different generations.
The play, which action takes place in Jerusalem in the 12th century during a respite in fighting between Muslims and Christian Crusaders, is as relevant to our times as ever, speaking about the conflicts that roil the world today. “Nathan the Wise”, a utopian tale of the Age of Enlightenment (18th century), exalts the human mind and its power to make the world prefect and tries to convince us that the three sons – three religions – can live in peace and harmony.
Nathan the Wise with English subtitles will be shown at 3pm on Sunday, 20 May. More about the production here.
Tickets are available here.