Theater for the New City
Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director

by Douglas Lackey
directed by Alexander Harrington

world premiere
September 27 to October 14, 2018

Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt were leading intellectuals of the twentieth century. In the 1920s, they had a passionate affair. In the 1930s, Heidegger became an ardent Nazi while Arendt became an ardent Zionist. Nevertheless, after the war, they still continued to correspond and to meet. Douglas Lackey dramatizes their relationship. The dialogue and action of the play go beyond known facts, but everything in the play is consistent with them.


Alyssa Simon* as Hannah Arendt
Joris Stuyck* as Martin Heidegger
Stan Buturla* as Ernst Cassirer
Alexandra O'Daly* as Elfride Heidegger and Students

Stage Manager Marsh Shugart
Set and projection design by Lianne Arnold
Costume design by Sidney Fortner
Lighting Design by Joyce Liao
Co-Video Designer/Associate Scenic Designer Asa Lipton

Associate Producer Courtney Fenwick
Assistant Stage Manager: Berlayne Smith
Production Assistants: Emani Simpson, José Vazquez

Alyssa Simon as Hannah Arendt Joris Stuyck as Martin Heidegger. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

Video Link
Playwright Douglas Lackey
discusses his play

September 27 to October 14, 2018
Theater for the New City
155 First Ave (between 9th and 10th Sts.)
Thurs - Sat at 8:00 PM, Sun at 3:00 PM
$15 general admission, $10 seniors and students
Box office: (212) 254-1109

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*-appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association