Where do Magic, Morality, Religion and Science interconnect? These matters resonate all around us. Searching for Spinoza © a new musical,
is a provocative human drama which embraces the question. Set in the
turbulent political landscape of mid-seventeenth century Europe, the musical chronicles the life of Baruch/Benedictus d’Spinoza,
champion of the separation of church and state
and founder of European rationalism.
He is reviled by the religious leaders, enrages the civil administration,
and wrestles with his ‘inner voices’ to espouse a philosophy
so profound that it pulsates with powerful relevance today.
As a creative collaboration between Emmy and Drama Desk award winning artist Suzanne Ishee and Highsmith and Cooper Award winning composer/lyricist, Dr. Thomas Conroy, Searching for Spinoza presents a dynamic musical narrative
that is a timely and relevant exploration of one man’s compelling
point of view.
April 16-20, 2010
Nelson Mandela Hall, Fed Ex Global Education Center
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