Sunday, 6/30/2024
at 7:30 PM


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Hugo von Hofmannsthal referred to this famous Enlightenment drama by G.E. Lessing as "the most ingenious comedy we have." Lessing himself called it "a dramatic poem."

The play is a plea for religious tolerance and challenges us to engage in an intercultural dialogue between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

This appeal to reason and humanity has the lightness of a comedy with complications, coincidences, resolution of conflicts, and a happy ending. In the face of major world political crises and fundamentalist conflicts, it now reads like a fairy tale. This was already the case in Lessing's time, and it's no wonder that the play was banned in the Third Reich. Reason, tolerance, and humor as a statement against barbarism and hate evoke the possibility of addressing seemingly irreconcilable rifts.

The KulturSommerQuartier is an open-air venue at Königsbad Forchheim. For this event, a special bus will run with several stops between Forchheim Nord and the event area. For more information, please visit http://www.forchheim.de/sommerquartier

Doors open: 7:00 PM

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