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Heresy tells the story of the Inquisition in 16th Century Mexico and its influence on a wealthy "converso" Jewish family (they lived as Christians), who came to Mexico after the first Conquistadors. In a modern updating of the style of Spanish classical tragedy, based on period accounts, playwright Sabina Berman explores what happened when "hidden Jews" had the opportunity in the New World to try on their true identities. Heresy is directed by Marcy Arlin. Heresy performs in repertory with Progress. Presented through HERE's Supported Artist Program, the production involves two new plays by internationally known writers, both about societies at different stages of implosion and renewal. Excerpts were first presented as part of the Culture Project's Impact Festival. Heresy Performance Schedule: Thursday, December 7 at 7:00pm Saturday, December 9 at 7:00pm Sunday, December 10 at 2:00pm Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00pm Friday, December 15 at 7:00pm Saturday, December 16 at 2:00pm Sunday, December 17 at 2:00pm

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