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Arendt-Heidegger: A Love Story, by Douglas Lackey, directed by Alexander Harrington, dramatizes the troubling lifelong affair between Zionist Hannah Arendt and Nazi-sympathizing philosopher Martin Heidegger. 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. It probes deeply into the Arendt-Heidegger affair by presenting sides of Heidegger as Arendt saw them: the charismatic teacher, the intriguing student of the human condition, the lover of art and poetry.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Opening Night:
    Final Performance:
  • Ticket Office:2122541109

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