The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27 1656
By David Ives
Directed by Kurt Schweickhardt
Individual Producers Linda and Mike Platt
October 18 - November 9
The Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal came to Amsterdam to escape the mass conversions, public burnings, and killings of the Catholic Inquisition. They agreed to police their own community for unorthodox beliefs, so when Baruch de Spinoza, heir apparent to the chief Rabbi, is accused of atheism, he is summoned to the synagogue to defend himself. This riveting drama is rich with philosophical and political ideologies that echo strongly today.
Dates & Times
October 18 - November 9, 2014
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 1:00 pm
Symposium on Baruch de Spinoza
Join us after the matinee performance on October 19th for a presentation by Geoffrey Gorham, Philosophy Department Chair, Macalester College.
Meet the Director & Cast
Join us after the performance on October 23rd for a Q & A with the director and cast of the show. Gain further insight into the play and how the director and actors approach their work.
Continuing Legal Education Program
The CLE will explore legal themes from the play (such as separation of church and state) and the relevance of these themes both historically and in current legal cases such as Hobby Lobby.
Panelists: Honorable James M. Rosenbaum and practicing attorneys Steven Z. Kaplan and Larry Zelle. Facilitator: Attorney Phil Goldman
1 CLE Credit Applied For
Sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, PA.