Directed and staged by Jamibeth Margolis, the reading of Paul Grossman's play boasts the talents of Tom Gottlieb, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Jayne Ackley Lynch, Robbie Neigeborn, Dan Stone and Melinda Tanner as Hannah Arendt. Based on the actual writings of Hannah Arendt, The Pariah is described in press notes as such: "Almost twenty years after World War II, Arendt's 1963 book on the trial of Adolf Eichmann, famously subtitled 'A Report on the Banality of Evil' sparked a firestorm of outrage. Explosive questions about the nature of Nazi guilt, the extent of Jewish collaboration and the ability to subjectively analyze the Holocaust were debated by intellectuals around the world. Set in a contemporary Ivy League university, The Pariah pits four doctoral candidates against each other in an intense debate on the historical accuracy of that earlier controversy. In trying to reach a consensus they uncover more than they bargained for — not only about their intellectual icon Hannah Arendt — but themselves."
Dramaturg for The Pariah is Michele Firestone; Jayne Lynch is the creative producer.
Leo Baeck Institute's Forchheimer Auditorium at the Center for Jewish History is located in Manhattan at 15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Industry folk interested in attending the reading should e-mail [email protected]