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Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski

The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics production
Peet’s Theatre

Dec 2–18, 2022

Running time: 90 min, no intermission

In a tour-de-force performance, Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck, Nomadland, and Lincoln) portrays the Polish World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski, who risked his life to carry his report of the Warsaw ghetto from war-torn Poland to the Allied Nations and the Oval Office, only to be met with inaction and disbelief. Strathairn captures the remarkable life of this self-described “insignificant, little man” and his story of moral courage and individual responsibility.

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski comes to Berkeley from an off-Broadway run, having previously received acclaim both across the United States and internationally in Bilbao, Spain, and in London at the 75th Anniversary Commemoration of the Liberation of Auschwitz.


David Strathairn’s spectacularly affecting performance as Jan Karski becomes not only an emotional but a moral experience.

DC Metro Theater Arts

Gripping…Starring a virtuosic David Strathairn…under [Derek] Goldman’s inspired direction.

The Washington Post

A brilliant and timely portrayal of an extraordinary man.

Christiane Amanpour, CNN

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Events and extras

Postshow discussions
After each performance, join us for a live moderated discussion with the creative team and special guests, which in the past have included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Wolf Blitzer, Congressman Jamie Raskin, Michael Berenbaum, Azar Nafisi, Amb. Stuart Eizenstat, Deborah Tannen, and Aminatta Forna OBE. Check back for updates to Berkeley Rep’s special guest list.


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See a glimpse of David Strathairn’s tour-de-force performance.

Photo by Rich Hein

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