This world premiere dramatizes the relationship between two leading intellectuals of the twentieth century: Hannah Arendt, a Zionist, and Martin Heidegger, who became an ardent Nazi. More…
Hannah Arendt was a brilliant political theorist and a philosophical thinker of the first rank. As a teenager, she commenced an affair with Martin Heidegger, a celebrated German philosopher who went on to become a leading and unapologetic supporter of Adolf Hitler. After World War II, Arendt maintained her friendship with Heidegger, met with him and corresponded with him, despite Heidegger’s silent refusal to disavow the Nazi party. The play explores how this could have happened, by probing into the Arendt/Heidegger affair.
See it if You like real stories and great performances, about real events with a funny touch.
Don't see it if You don’t like philosophy, history, profound conversations.
See it if you enjoy historic plays, WW2 history, and political-philosophical thoughts
Don't see it if dated production, some questionable art decisions which stand in the way of enjoy the play, almost like an old-mans slideshow build-up...
See it if You are interested in Arendt and learning about her love affair with her professor. Costumes, scenary ( images of past places) great.
Don't see it if you can't handle a play being a bit slow and esoteric at times. Arendt's acting at times a bit off putting but that may just be who she was!
See it if you like historical plays and want to know more about the paradoxical love story between a Nazi and a Jewish.
Don't see it if you are looking for something light or funny or if you don't like historical, realistic stories