“New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza” at JCC

by Borderstan.com March 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,500 0


Walk to five theaters in the neighborhood. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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Here’s our pick for this week’s listings: New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza at Theater J at the DC Jewish Community Center:

“As the culmination of Theater J’s revival of New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza, the Washington DC Jewish Community Center will host theSpinozium a day-long symposium including lectures, interviews, panels and a mock trial presided over by retired chief judge for U.S. Court of Appeals Patricia Wald. Others participating include, Leon Wieseltier, Rebecca Goldstein, Marc Saperstein, Steven Nadler, Nat Lewin and Alyza Lewin. Attendees of the play, which is running now through April 1, will have the chance to cast their ballots at the end of each performance and will be encouraged to return for the trial on April 1 as members of the jury.” (Theater J) Get full details at the Theater J website.

Check the listings below for full details at five neighborhood theaters.

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • Twelve Angry Men runs through March 25: “The gripping examination of twelve jurors as they deliberate after hearing the arguments in a seemingly open-and-shut case. As prejudices are tested and evidence weighed, the entire jury is forced to look past the show of the courtroom to unearth the shocking truth. Faced with playing the hangmen, these dozen men must first face themselves.” (Keegan Theatre)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • Every Tuesday night at the Source is Harold Night! with the Washington Improv Theater: “Each week is a demonstration, celebration and experiment in the world-famous improv longform, Harold. It starts with an audience suggestion and explores whatever themes emerge through a series of scenes. All of the action is brought to life by WIT’s own Harold Teams right before your eyes.” (WIT)

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • Astro Boy and the God of Comics Extended through March 18: “Onstage drawing meets the ’60s dream of the future in this story of Japanese cartoonist Osamu Tezuka and his most famous creation: Astro Boy, a crime-fighting robot.” (Studio Theatre)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza runs through April 1: “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.” (Theater J)

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