Theatre: The Banality of Love

Fancy watching a Jewish play? We thought so, so we arranged an award-winning one just for you in our auditorium:

Banality Pic

What: The Banality of Love
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta Auditorium
When: Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Time: 7pm
Admission: Complimentary

What’s it all about?
Written by Savyon Leibrecht, the play portrays the complex relationship between Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger, from their first encounter as student and teacher in 1924 to their meeting after the war in 1950. Their story raises ethical questions about how politics and philosophy relate to real life. In the background is the one-sided love affair between German Jews and German culture as an echo of the one-sided love affair between Arendt and Heidegger.

Starring who?
Tommy Derrah, Elliot Norton Award and IRNE Award winner as Old Martin Heidegger
Gabriel Kuttner as Young Martin HeideggerKaren MacDonald, Elliot Norton Award and IRNE Award winner as Old Hannah Arendt
Rebecca Opstad as Young Hannah Arendt
Jordan Ahnquist as Michael Ben-Shaked/Rafael Mendelsohn

A little bit about the author:
Savyon Leibricht was born in Munich, Germany, in 1948, to Holocaust survivor parents. She studied philosophy and literature in Tel Aviv and started publishing in 1986. Liebrecht has published six collections of short stories and novellas and two novels. She has also written multiple plays, all of which have been staged, and a number of TV scripts. She has received awards for two of her TV scripts, the Alterman Prize (1987), the Amelia Rosselli Prize for Mail Order Women (Italy, 2002) and the Maior-Amalfi Award for A Good Place for the Night (Italy, 2005). She was awarded Playwright of the Year for her successful plays, It’s All Greek to Me (20050, and Apples in the Desert (2006). The Benality of Love won Best Play of the Year in 2009.



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