Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library
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Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library
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Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library NJ Reviews and Tickets

86%
(29 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
10%
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Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Luna Stage presents the world premiere of this fantastical drama about Johanna Stern, the young woman who will go on to become Hannah Arendt, one of the most important 20th century philosophers.

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Member Reviews (29)

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181 Reviews | 115 Followers
95
Great writing, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Amazing new drama abt Hannah Arendt,one of the most profound thinkers,performed by excellent act w/ a superb script.Real story:Berlin 1933*

Don't see it if You do not want to deal with MTA & NJT on weekend. Yet, travelling was worthwhile. Read more

44 Reviews | 18 Followers
91
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Based on true life events in 1933 Germany, highly relevant to today with fresh insights. Extraordinary scripting & acting. World premiere.

Don't see it if You easily get turned off by any reference to philosophy. Read more

23 Reviews | 5 Followers
90
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are looking for thought-provoking theater with relevance to today.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light night out. While there are moments of humor, this is a serious play on a serious subject.

22 Reviews | 10 Followers
89
Absorbing

See it if You want to see the true story of Hannah Arendt, young, in Nazi prison, and intelligently dealing with "good German" guard who lets her out

Don't see it if You can't get to NJ by car or train to Orange then uber or local cab to Luna Stae, 555 Valley Rd. If train, check schedule for return times.

22 Reviews | 4 Followers
90
Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in the time period (1930s Europe), philosophy, or questions of what happens when law and ethics collide, how humans react

Don't see it if you dislike serious material, small settings, shows without intermissions, or if you prefer to be entertained without thinking

21 Reviews | 3 Followers
71
Pointless, Relevant, Disappointing, Effective staging

See it if you're a big history buff or if you're already familiar with the story.

Don't see it if you're looking for fun

14 Reviews | 4 Followers
90
Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if If you like history to be real. Very compelling

Don't see it if If you want light and fluffy

11 Reviews | 2 Followers
95
Profound, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy a play based on historical events.

Don't see it if You don’t like an intimate theater.

Critic Reviews (4)

NJ Arts Maven
October 20th, 2019

"IN WORLD PREMIERE, TAUT PRISON-CELL DRAMA REVEALS BASIC HUMANITY IN FACE OF PERSECUTION"
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Q
November 15th, 2019

"'Mrs. Stern' Now at Luna Stage"
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N
October 24th, 2019

"Dialogue in detention: World premiere of play about Hannah Arendt at West Orange’s Luna Stage"
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Jewish Journal
November 6th, 2019

"When Hannah Arendt and Humanity Won"
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