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
Dec 2–18, 2022
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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 at Theatre for a New Audience, having previously received acclaim at Shakespeare Theatre Company and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.; Chicago Shakespeare Theater; 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.
Gripping…Starring a virtuosic David Strathairn…under [Derek] Goldman’s inspired direction.
A brilliant and timely portrayal of an extraordinary man.
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