In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, the Collegeville Institute will partner with the Theater Department of the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in staging a production of the historic play about religious toleration, Nathan the Wise, by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, which speaks to our day with no less impact than it did when it was first published in 1779. (The Roman Catholic Church of the time considered the play—which views Islam, Judaism, and Christianity without discrimination—to be a scandal to the faith and forbade its performance.)
The play will be directed by Kaarin Johnston and held in the Benedicta Arts Center on the campus of the College of Saint Benedict. There will be six performances, October 19 – 24, 2017. Details about tickets and timing of the performances will be available in the summer of 2017.