Parted Waters at Beit Tikva
On Sunday, May 15, at 4:00 pm, Congregation Beit Tikva will present a concert performance of Robert Benjamin's well-received play Parted Waters, a gripping, humorous and compassionate drama about three generations of a crypto-Jewish Hispanic family struggling with its identity in Northern New Mexico. The grandson is unaware of his Jewish heritage, and in the heat of a debate he blunders by making an anti-Semitic comment. This spurs the grandfather to reveal the secret-it nearly destroys the family but reveals the truth. The play will be performed in our synagogue by the well-known local nonprofit theater group Teatro Paraguas
This performance is a benefit for Congregation Beit Tikva. We are presenting it in celebration of the New Mexico History Museum's new "Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, the Inquisition, and New World Identities" exhibit that will open in late May.
Directed by Catherine Donavon, the cast includes Alix Hudson, Elias Gallegos, Jonathan Harrell, and Argos MacCallum.
Tickets will be $20 plus small handling fees, available at Brown Paper Tickets
The performance will last about one hour without intermission. The playwright and actors will be available for post-show discussion.
Beit Tikva is located at 2230 Old Pecos Trail.
Parking at Congregation Beit Tikva is somewhat limited, visitors may also park on the street on Calle Espejo, across Old Pecos Trail from the synagogue. There will be crossing guards to help people cross Old Pecos safely that afternoon. They'll also be able to tell drivers when the Beit Tikva parking lot is full and they need to park on Espejo.
Congregation Beit Tikva (View)
2230 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505