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NEW JERUSALEM
The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656

Written by:
David Ives
Directed by:
Mitchell Cushman

Starring:
Aris Athanasopoulos
Sascha Cole
David Eisner
James Graham
Michael Hanrahan
Amy Keating
Alon Nashman
Set and Lighting Design by :
Nick Blais

Costume Design by:
Laura Gardner
Sound Design and
Composition by:

Christopher Stanton

Dates:
March 15 - April 13, 2014

Theatre:
Studio Theatre
Toronto Centre of the Arts
 


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The Show

As the inquisition bears down on them, a small Jewish community flees Portugal to find a tenuous peace in seemingly liberal Amsterdam. But Spinoza, a favourite son of the community and the Rabbi's heir apparent, is a revolutionary thinker. When the boldness of his ideas strain the bounds of Amsterdam's professed tolerance, it leads to a dangerous confrontation between powerful political forces and this own beloved community. Based on true events in the life of one of the greatest philosophers in history, this recent off-Broadway hit from playwright David Ives challenges traditional, political and religious thinking with conviction, passion and wit.

"People come to New Jerusalem because it asks, via Spinoza and his interrogators, the big questions, the eternal questions – and asks them dramatically in human story"
- Playwright David Ives



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Show Times
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TALKBACKS for New Jerusalem

Multi Faith Panel

Sunday March 23rd after the 2 PM show
Jewish- Rabbi Michael Dolgin
Catholic- Friar Paul Lininger
Muslim – Artist- Asma Mahmood



The panel would discuss the play in context to the boundaries, challenges and consequences of what can and can't be said today, in our different communities.

Tahir Gora - A Journalist, Poet & Novelist.
Thursday March27th – after the 8:00 PM performance

A voice of moderation in the Muslim community, Tahir arrived in Canada as a refugee in the wake of threats to his life in his native country, Pakistan.
As someone who has been put under a Fatwa, Mr. Gora is a modern day Spinoza in certain ways. Mr. Gora will talk about the play as it applies to his life.

Actor's talkback
Tuesday, March 25- after the 8PM performances
Tuesday April 1st - after the 8PM performances

Discussing the play and the creative process

Marilyn Herbert – Book Club in a Box
Sunday March 30th- after the 7 PM performance
Wednesday April 2nd -after the 8PM performance

Marilyn discusses the play and its different issues, and then highlight two or three Books of similar theme

Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl
Thursday April 3, after the 8PM performance

Spinoza and the Politics of Religion

Rabbinic Panel
Sunday April 6th -after the 2PM performance
Rabbi Elyse Goldstein (Reform)
Rabbi Jennifer Gorman (Conservative)
Rabbi Aaron Katchen (Orthodox)

The panel would discuss the play in context to the boundaries, challenges and consequences of what can and can't be said today, in our community.
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Press Review

"3 out of 4 Stars. Heartbreakingly superb...compelling theatre."
Toronto Star
 
   

 
 
 
   

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Photo Gallery

Aris Athanasopoulos
Photo by Joanna Akyol
Aris Athanasopoulos,
James Graham
Photo by Joanna Akyol
Aris Athanasopoulos
Photo by Joanna Akyol
Aris Athanasopoulos,
David Eisner
Photo by Joanna Akyol
Aris Athanasopoulos
Michael Hanraham,
James Graham
Photo by Joanna Akyol
Aris Athanasopoulos, David Eisner, Michael Hanrahan
Photo by Joanna Akyol
(from left to right) Amy Keating, James Graham, Michael
Hanrahan, Sascha Cole, David Eisner, Aris Athanasopoulos
Photo by Joanna Akyol
Amy Keating, David Eisner, Aris Athanasopoulos. Michael
Hanrahan, James Graham, Sascha Cole
Photo by Joanna Akyol
(from left to right) Amy Keating, Sascha Cole, Alon Nashman,
David Eisner, Michael Hanrahan, Aris Athanasopoulos,
James Graham
Photo by Joanna Akyol
(from left to right) David Eisner, Aris Athanasopoulos,
Alon Nashman, Michael Hanrahan, James Graham
Photo by Joanna Akyol
Aris Athanasopoulos, Sascha Cole, David Eisner,
Michael Hanrahan
Photo by Joanna Akyol
Alon Nashman, Amy Keating, Michael
Hanrahan
Photo by Joanna Akyol
(from left to right) Michael Hanrahan,
Alon Nashman, Aris Athanasopoulos
Photo by Joanna Akyol
 
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