One-man show to benefit Jewish Historical Society

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In a benefit for the Jewish Historical Society, Lee Weaver will present his one-man play, “The Secret: The Spanish Inquisition in Old St. Augustine” at 7 p.m. May 4 at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe.

In “The Secret,” Weaver portrays a “finder” in the employ of The Spanish Monarchy and The Holy Catholic Church. His job is to find Jews, Muslims and bad Catholics and see that they receive their “just reward.”

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society has long held that the first Jews who came to the New World arrived in St. Augustine in 1565 with Pedro Menendez. Startling evidence to support this theory, albeit circumstantial, will be put forth by Weaver in his one-man play. This information would set aside the old understanding that the first Jews in America came to New Amsterdam in 1654.

Weaver’s drama is a factually accurate portrayal of Old St. Augustine, a drama about family, love and hate, alligators and pirates, marriage, betrayal and, ultimately, survival.

Weaver presented “The Secret” in October 2014 at the NYC Fringe Festival, where he received an award for “Outstanding One Person Show.”

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for food and drink orders from the menu.

Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for students. A portion of the proceeds will go the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society.

For information, call 687-8779.

 

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