Monday, 24 September 2018

[Sponsored Content] "Arendt-Heidegger: A Love Story" (Theater for the New City, 9/27-10/14) [Sponsored by Theater for New City]

Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt were leading intellectuals of the twentieth century. In the 1920s, they had a passionate affair. In the 1930s, Heidegger became an ardent Nazi while Arendt became an ardent Zionist



Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director presents

Arendt-Heidegger Poster


world premiere
September 27 to October 14, 2018

This play is about the Jewish philosopher, Hannah Arendt. As a precocious teenager in the 1920s, she started an affair with Martin Heidegger, a celebrated German philosopher who became a leading and unapologetic supporter of Adolf Hitler. After World War II, Arendt continued her friendship with Heidegger despite his silent refusal to disavow the Nazi party. How could this have happened?

Alyssa Simon* as Hannah Arendt
Joris Stuyck* as Martin Heidegger
Stan Buturla* as Ernst Cassirer
Alexandra O'Daly* as Elfride Heidegger and Students

Stage Manager Marsh Shugart
Set and projection design by Lianne Arnold
Costume design by Sidney Fortner
Lighting Design by Joyce Liao
Co-Video Designer/Associate Scenic Designer Asa Lipton
Associate Producer Courtney Fenwick

Visit the Play's Website

September 27 to October 14, 2018
Theater for the New City
155 First Ave (between 9th and 10th Sts.)
Thurs - Sat at 8:00 PM, Sun at 3:00 PM
$15 general admission, $10 seniors & students
Box office: (212) 254-1109

Smarttix (212) 868-4444

Please visit the author's notes for the playwright's discussion of related issues. These include whether Heidegger's "Being and Time" is actually a Nazi book, the role of drama for philosophers and the challenges of presenting Heidegger as Arendt saw him.

Photo: Alyssa Simon as Hannah Arendt, Joris Stuick as Martin Heidegger
* = Member, Actors Equity

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