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On the Border is a dream play that explores German-Jewish cultural critic Walter Benjamin's final night on earth. Turned back at the Spanish border in 1940 as he is fleeing the Nazis, the German-Jewish cultural critic Walter Benjamin, in a dreamlike phantasmagoria, conjures up from memory Bertolt Brecht, Gerschom Scholem, Hannah Arendt, Theodor Adorno; and from imagination Franz Kafka and Charles Baudelaire. His civilized world has vanished, overwhelmed by barbarism. He gambles with death on this pivotal last night on earth.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Medicine Show Theatre, Off-Off-Broadway