Already closed | 1h 30m | West Orange

Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library

From 29 member  reviews
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. More…

From the show:

Johanna Stern will become one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. But at the moment, no one has heard of her, or even of the name she writes under, Hannah Arendt. She is merely a graduate student with one book under her belt. Karl Frick is a young officer, recently promoted from the criminal police force to the political police force, a new division in 1933 Berlin. His first interrogation in this new job promises to be his most challenging one. A fantastical drama about one of our deepest thinkers, inspired by real events.

1h 30m | Already closed | Luna Stage Company (West Orange)

Member Reviews (29)


Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in the early days of Nazi Germany and their treatment of intellectuals and Jews You want to get a basic sense of the time

Don't see it if You seek emotional sparks with your intellectual debates You seek human interactions, not just the play of ideas

Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You are someone who is intensely interested in the history of Germany in the early 1930s; you might find more value here than I did.

Don't see it if You have not read up on the life of Hannah Stern and her writings.

Also Since I was not familiar with H. Stern's writings I found the story co... Read more Read less

Slow, Confusing, Relevant

See it if A student of history, interested in women's history, Holocaust history

Don't see it if You can't sit for 90 minutes

October 20th, 2019
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November 15th, 2019
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October 24th, 2019
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November 6th, 2019
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