New Jerusalem
The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656

by David Ives

March 28 – April 26, 2015

Presented in association with
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science & The Appignani Foundation.

Synopsis

When the city of Amsterdam accuses the young philosopher Spinoza of atheism, the elders must summon him to the synagogue to defend himself. In this eloquent and masterful drama, Ives opens the temple doors and lets us listen to a dispute whose philosophical and political echoes still reverberate today.

Who’s Who

The Cast

Abraham Van Valkenburgh : Stephen G. Anthony
Clara Van Den Enden : Hannah Benitez
Saul Levi Mortera : Larry Bramble
Rebekah de Spinoza : Natalia Coego
Simon de Vries : Javier Del Riego
Baruch de Spinoza : Abdiel Vivancos
Gaspar Rodrigues Ben Israel : Gregg Weiner

The Artists

Playwright: David Ives
Director: Joseph Adler
Set Design: Lyle Baskin
Lighting Design: Steve Welsh
Sound Design: Matt Corey
Costumes: Ellis Tillman
Technical Director: Carlos Rodriguez
Stage Manager: Kristin Pieski


Stephen G. Anthony, Abdiel Vivancos, Gregg Weiner and Larry Bramble

Stephen G. Anthony, Abdiel Vivancos, Gregg Weiner and Larry Bramble

Abdiel Vivancos and Larry Bramble

Abdiel Vivancos and Larry Bramble

Hannah Benitez, Javier Del Riego, Stephen G. Anthony, Abdiel Vivancos, Larry Bramble, Gregg Weiner and Natalie Coego

Hannah Benitez, Javier Del Riego, Stephen G. Anthony, Abdiel Vivancos, Larry Bramble, Gregg Weiner and Natalie Coego

Stephen G. Anthony, Abdiel Vivancos, Larry Bramble, Gregg Weiner and Natalie Coego

Stephen G. Anthony, Abdiel Vivancos, Larry Bramble, Gregg Weiner and Natalie Coego

Abdiel Vivancos

Abdiel Vivancos

Hannah Benitez and Abdiel Vivancos

Hannah Benitez and Abdiel Vivancos

Stephen G. Anthony, Abdiel Vivancos, Larry Bramble andGregg Weiner

Stephen G. Anthony, Abdiel Vivancos, Larry Bramble andGregg Weiner


Photos by George Schiavone