Based on a true story, Hannah & Martin is a new work about Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt and the man she cannot get out of her mind: her mentor and lover, Martin Heidegger, the renowned philosopher who used his fame and brilliance to help further the goals of the Nazi party. The play explores the politics of forgiveness at a time when forgiveness can indeed be seen as the ultimate act of betrayal. Directed by Ron Russell.
POST-SHOW FORUM SERIES
These special guests will be joining the company onstage to discuss key issues within the play:
Thursday April 1, 8PM: Joanna Scott: author of "Hannah Arendt Discovers America" and David Kettler: Scholar in Residence at Bard College and author of "Political Theory and the Hitler Regime"
Friday April 2, 8PM: Richard Wolin: author of "Heidegger's Children"
Sunday April 4, 3PM: Former Arendt students Jerome Kohn (Director of the Hannah Arendt Center), Richard Bernstein (President of the New School Graduate Program), and Elisabeth Young Bruehl: author of "Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World", as well as Seyla Benhabib: Professor of Ethics, Political Science, and Philosophy from Yale
Thursday April 8, 8PM: Joanna Scott: author of "Hannah Arendt Discovers America", Ira Katznelson: Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia and author of "Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge After Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Holocaust", and Alan Rosenberg: Professor of Philosophy at Queens College and author of "Heidegger and the Holocaust"
Sunday April 11, 3PM: Martin Puchner from Columbia's Department of English and Comparative Literature
Sunday April 18, 3PM: Christa Acampora: Professor of Philosophy, Hunter College/ CUNY Grad Center