The Spanish Prayer Book

September 2019
Written By Angela J. Davis
Directed By Lee Sankowich
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Moral dilemma, historical mystery, and matters of the heart converge when a committed atheist inherits a collection of rare and hauntingly beautiful illustrated Hebrew manuscripts, including a prayer book from fourteenth-century Spain, and discovers that the books, which bear witness to overlapping Jewish and Islamic traditions, were stolen some six-hundred years after their creation from a library in 1940s Berlin. Inspired by true events and a late twentieth-century court case, and using projected images of the books themselves, the play explores the allure of sacred objects, the ethical issues generated by cultural treasures displaced during wartime, and the power of art to forge human connections.


Laura Gardner
Allan Wasserman
Allison Blaize
Tiffany Wolff
Amy Tolsky
Carlos Lacamara
RJ Seikaly

Performance Dates
Main Cast performances run every Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM from Sept. 20th to Nov. 9th.

Tracey Silver
Bruce Katzman
Ivy Khan
Paris Perrault
Nancy Fassett
Stephen Tobolowsky
Ruman Kazi

Performance Dates
Thursday, October 3rd @ 8 PM
Sunday, October 6th @ 7 PM
Thursday, October 10th @ 8 PM
Sunday, October 13th @ 7 PM
Thursday, October 17th @ 8 PM
Sunday, October 20th @ 7 PM

Playwright – Angela J. Davis
Director – Lee Sankowich
Producer – Laurie Bernhard/SPARK Theatrical
Producer – Zeljka Gortinski
Asst. Director – Ann Hearn Tobolowsky
Stage Manager – Maurie Gonzalez
Set Designer/Projections – Yuki Izumihara
Costume Design – Kate Bergh
Lighting Design – Derrick McDaniel
Sound Design – David B. Marling
Property Master – Heath Harper