Mario Diaments A Report On The Banality of Love
is a play about the stormy, weird romantic relationship between philosopher Martin Heidegger and his most famous student, the phenomenologist and political theorist Hannah Arendt. It dares to ask the question, "What do two of the 20th Centurys smartest people talk about immediately after humpin? or even while humpin?" Heidegger was famously concerned with totally unsexy questions of, you know, time and being. Arendts work, from On Totalitarianism
to Eichmann In Jerusalem
, is an ice-cold tallying of the manifold awfulness of the human race, shared in a style that intimated both scholarly detachment and dark fascination. Also: Arendt was a Jew, Heidegger was Nazi, and their relationship was interrupted by World War II. Awkward! I bet they were both totally frigid after that.
The Banality of Love is produced by the Promethean Theatre, which showcases out of the Mailman Theatre at Nova University (3301 College Ave., Davie). The play runs through January 23. Tix cost $15 to $25. Call 305-317-7580, or visit theprometheantheatre.org for more info.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 9. Continues through Jan. 23, 2009