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Nathan.Death (UA)

Feridun Zaimoglu, Günter Senkel

The question of tolerance has been complex since Lessing's " Nathan der Weise " until today in view of the controversies based on the three great monotheistic religions. Generations of students have had to deal with Lessing's Ring Parable. That tolerance can also turn into repression was a thesis of Herbert Marcuse, who played a prominent role as a social philosopher in the sixties. Zaimoglu and Senkel's new version of the Nathan material describes, on the basis of a seemingly fictitious reality, the old basic conflict of religious affiliations that cannot be separated from the question of political power. The production by Philipp Preuss interprets the invention of monotheism as the invention of patriarchy. The representatives of the three world religions are played by three actresses.

A cooperation with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr/Theaterallianz vier.ruhr
Sponsored within the framework of NEUE WEGE by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW in cooperation with the NRW KULTURsekretariat.




Theater an der Ruhr
Akazienallee 61
45478 Theater an der Ruhr



  • Philipp Preuss
  • Nir de Volff
  • Helmut Schäfer
  • Ramallah Aubrecht
  • Eva Karobath
  • Jochen Jahncke
  • Suzana Schönwald
  • Toby Stöttner
    Assistant Director