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David Ives' The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza

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Western University's Arts & Humanities Students' Council presents:

The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza

written by David Ives
directed by Julia Sebastien

All individuals wrestle with two conflicting desires: to remain true to themselves, and to be part of a larger community. In his search for the ultimate truth about life and the universe, Baruch de Spinoza refuses to compromise his ideals, even if it means losing his family and friends forever. Over the course of this play, Spinoza is constantly forced to ask himself the same question most of us must ask ourselves at one point or another: what is more important, to be yourself, or to belong?

Set in 1600s Amsterdam, The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza tells the story of a young man who leaves his religious studies to pursue his three new loves: math, philosophy, and a Dutch girl named Clara. His unorthodox behaviour stirs up a hornet’s nest within the Jewish community and ultimately Amsterdam itself. As a result, Spinoza is dragged into a makeshift courtroom for the interrogation of his life; his relationships, thoughts and ideals are put on trial and he is threatened with excommunication. Watch how Spinoza uses humour, wit and logic to outsmart his attackers, and wait to see what his family, community, and mentor, Rabbi Mortera, decide.

Runtime: 2 hours (includes a 15 minute intermission)

Tickets: $15 General Admission

Tickets also available for purchase at our 203 Dundas St. box office or by phoning 519-642-2767.
Box office opens one hour prior to each performance to purchase tickets at the door.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. There is no late admission.

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