WELCOME TO MJTC
Our 2014-2015 season is Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company’s 20th! We are thrilled to share five exceptional productions with you. For 19 years, MJTC has brought this region riveting new works about Jewish history and culture with themes universal to people of all backgrounds. We’re proud to be a national leader in bringing stories of the Jewish experience to the stage. We hope you’ll join the MJTC family of theatergoers who expect the best, appreciate value, and love the special intimacy of MJTC and we look forward to welcoming you to the theater!
We kick off our fall season with the timely and powerful production, New Jerusalem The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656, which examines the universal themes of morality, theology, and identity.
In the 1600‘s, Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal fled to Amsterdam to escape the mass conversions, public burnings, and killings of the Catholic Inquisition. In exchange for safe haven, they agreed to police their own community for unorthodox beliefs. So when Spinoza, heir apparent to the chief Rabbi, is accused of atheism, he is summoned to the synagogue to defend himself. The ensuing trial is rich with philosophical and political investigations that echo strongly today.