SCFRANTON — The University of Scranton Players will present “Hannah and Martin” by Kate Fodor, directed by Jennifer Rhoads, Fridays through Sundays, Nov. 3-5 and Nov. 10-12. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Joseph M. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts on the university’s campus.
“Hannah and Martin” depicts the complicated relationship between two of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century, Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt. Fodor dramatizes the struggles of Arendt to justify the politics of Heidegger, her former professor and collaborator with the rise of the Nazis. Fodor’s play opened at the Manhattan Ensemble Theatre in 2004 and received the Kennedy Center’s Rodger L. Stevens Award and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
The production features Conor Hurley, of Woodside, N.J., as Martin Heidegger; Ali Basalyga, of Scranton, as Hannah Arendt; Mitchell Demytrk, of Bushkill, as Baldur Von Schirach; Shaye Santos, of Wrighstown, N.J., as Elfride Heidegger and Judge; Timothy Dodds, of Suffield, Conn., as Gunther Stern; Julia Consiglio, of Oceanside, N.Y., as Alice; Nicolas Gangone, of Howard Beach, N.Y., as Karl Jaspers and Prosecutor; and Emily Paparazzo, of Paupack as Gertrud Jaspers.
Tickets may be purchased or reserved by calling the box office at 570-941-4318 or online at thescrantonplayers.com. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens, students and The University of Scranton faculty and staff. Performances during the second weekend are free for first-year students.