Israeli Stage to Present THE BANALITY OF LOVE for Over 400 Students, 4/28
Israeli Stage and CJP partner to present Savyon Liebrecht's The Banality of Love on BU's campus as a campus-wide initiative to commemorate Yom Ha'Shoa (Holocaust Day). Some 400+ students are expected to attend from the Greater Boston Area. (CJP and Hillels will be providing shuttles for students attending school outside of Boston proper; 300+ BU Students will be in attendance as well as 100+ Students from the surrounding area schools). Free Admission.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER Rosian Zerner, Holocaust Survivor from Lithuania, will talk about the importance of Holocaust Awareness before the play begins.
THE BANALITY OF LOVE
Hannah Arendt (Old): Karen MacDonald*, Elliot Norton & IRNE Award Winner; Martin Heidegger (Old): Thomas Derrah*, Elliot Norton & IRNE Award Winner; Martin Heidegger (Young): Gabriel Kuttner*; Hannah Arendt (Young): Rebecca Opstad; and Ben-Shaked/Mendelsohn: Jordan Ahnquist*
DIRECTOR: Guy Ben-Aharon
SYNOPSIS: 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.
PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP with Boston University, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (Israel Campus Roundtable) and StandWithUs
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