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NEW JERUSALEM: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza

NEW JERUSALEM: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza

Producer

Washington DCJCC


Venue

Washington DCJCC, Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (Washington, DC)


Run Time

2 hours 15 minutes with 1 intermission


By David Ives
Directed by Jeremy Skidmore
Featuring Helen Hayes Award Nominees
Alexander Strain & Michael Tolaydo
The return of Theater J's Sold-Out 2010 production. A literate, suspenseful retelling of the story of the 1656 interrogation of philosopher Baruch De Spinoza, New Jerusalem examines the clash between religion and modernity, faith and philosophy–questions that human beings continue to grapple with. The Washington Post raved, "A gallery of intriguing characters, nonstop enlightened argument and even–hold the phone–a socko finish."
Nominated for 3 Helen Hayes Awards including Best Resident Production
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Please note the special seating configuration for this performance includes an alternate front row of "Bench Seating" in front of Row A.
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Can't get enough Spinoza? Join us for a month-long national conversation about Spinoza's impact and legacy, culminating in a dynamic day-long Spinozium (Spinoza Symposium) on April 1st, when we'll reargue the merits and relative injustice of the fate meted out against Spinoza by the Jewish community. April 1st promises to be a day full of provocative discourse, debate, and even a theatricalized session of closing arguments and a new verdict as we engage our own community in a sustained and cohesive series of conversations about the relative (in)justice of Spinoza's fate. Also be sure to catch "Spinoza's Solitude", a world premiere staging of playwright, public intellectual, and Spinozium Artist-in-Residence Colin Greer's new play exploring the impact of Spinoza's banishment on the fragile yet formidable man himself. This workshop production will be presented at 10:30am on April 1st and on March 12th, 13th, and 27th at 7:30pm.


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