New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza Play and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 14th 2012 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 14th 2012 at 10:30 pm
Theatre J, 1529 16th Street NW (Dupont Circle Metro), Washington DC 20036

Note: The performance as well as the post-show panel discussion is sponsored by Theatre J

7:30-9:30 PM: Performance of New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza

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. The Washington Post raved, "A gallery of intriguing characters, nonstop enlightened argument and even–hold the phone–a socko finish."

Nominated for 3 Helen Hayes Awards including Best Resident Production

Tickets available at the Theatre J Box Office. Enter code 'CFI' at the checkout for the March 14 date to receive a special $10 off the price of each Regular priced ticket in the Main section*

9:45-10:30 PM: Post-show panel discussion: A Spinozian Sense of Justice: Crime and Punishment in a World According to Spinoza

In a Spinozian world view where everything is necessary--including acts which we would consider evil or immoral--where does punitive action fit?

Leah Libresco Religion blogger for, interested in epidemics, epistemology, and ethics
Jonathan D. Moreno Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, of History and Sociology of Science, and of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania
John Shook Center for Inquiry Director of Education

Panel discussion is free and open to the public 

*Discount code only applies to online advance purchases for the March 14 performance