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University Players Present ‘Hannah and Ma...

Rehearsing for The University of Scranton Players’ production of “Hannah & Martin” by Kate Fodor, which will run Nov. 3-5 and Nov. 10-12, are, from left: Nicolas Gangone, Julia Consiglio, Mitchell Demytrk, and Ali Basalyga.
October 26, 2017

The University of Scranton Players will present “Hannah & Martin” by Kate Fodor, directed by Jennifer Rhoads, Friday 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 & 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, New Jersey, as Martin Heidegger; Ali Basalyga of Scranton as Hannah Arendt; Mitchell Demytrk of Bushkill as Baldur Von Schirach; Shaye Santos of Wrighstown, New Jersey, as Elfride Heidegger and Judge; Timothy Dodds of Suffield, Connecticut, as Gunther Stern; Julia Consiglio of Oceanside, New York, as Alice; Nicolas Gangone of Howard Beach, New York, as Karl Jaspers and Prosecutor; and Emily Paparazzo of Paupack as Gertrud Jaspers. Basalyga is a graduate of West Scranton High School and Paparazzo is a graduate of Wallenpaupack High School.

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 University of Scranton faculty and staff. Performances during the second weekend are free for first-year students.

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The University of Scranton Players is an academic theatre program that brings exceptional theatre to Northeastern Pennsylvania every season. The Players’ productions feature University of Scranton students in a mix of classical and contemporary works under the direction and mentorship of award-winning faculty and guest artists. The Players are celebrating 25 years in the McDade Center this season.

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