Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski
BY CLARK YOUNG AND DEREK GOLDMAN
DIRECTED BY DEREK GOLDMAN
FEATURING DAVID STRATHAIRN AS JAN KARSKI
The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics production
West Coast premiere
Dec 2–18, 2022
Running time: 90 min, no intermission
Remember This contains loud noises and fog and haze effects.
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.
Masterfully played by David Strathairn... His formidable and unflashy performance here will etch the story into your memory.
Powerful. Remember This will haunt you (and it should)…. [It] is ultimately a call for integrity, for speaking your mind even if it costs you.
Masterfully played by David Strathairn... His formidable and unflashy performance here will etch the story into your memory. Powerful. Remember This will haunt you (and it should)…. [It] is ultimately a call for integrity, for speaking your mind even if it costs you.
It has its own powerful message which, given the current political climate, is more needed than it’s been in decades.
CLARK YOUNG | CO-AUTHOR
DEREK GOLDMAN | DIRECTOR/CO-AUTHOR
MISHA KACHMAN | SCENIC DESIGN
IVANIA STACK | COSTUME DESIGN
ZACH BLANE | LIGHTING DESIGN
ROC LEE | ORIGINAL MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN
EMMA JASTER | MOVEMENT DIRECTION
ELISA GUTHERTZ* | STAGE MANAGER
DAVID STRATHAIRN* | JAN KARSKI
* Indicates a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Photo by Rich Hein