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WFU Theatre production focuses on religious tolerance

October 5, 2006

Offering a timely message on religious tolerance, the Wake Forest University Theatre will present G.E. Lessing’s German classic “Nathan the Wise” for its next production.  Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 1-4, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 in the MainStage Theatre of Scales Fine Arts Center. 

Set in Jerusalem in 1192, the play is a theatrical fable that follows the story of a Jewish merchant named Nathan through a journey of religious discovery.  As Nathan deals with a number of troubling predicaments involving a Sultan, a Knight Templar and his Christian servant, the play poses the question, “Can Muslims, Christians and Jews live together in peace?”

J. K. Curry, associate professor of theatre at Wake Forest, will direct the production which includes a cast of nine.

Tickets cost $12 for adults; $5 for students and are available at the Wake Forest Theatre Box Office or (336) 758-5295.   For more information, visit

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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