REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KARSKI
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“David Strathairn Speaks for a Holocaust Hero. It’s time to listen. The actor portrays Polish resistance fighter, Jan Karski’s, struggle to convince the Allies of the Holocaust’s enormity. Truth is the crux of REMEMBER THIS. Strathairn and his moving narration tell the harrowing story.” Peter Marks, Washington Post
New York Premiere
Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski
By Clark Young and Derek Goldman
Starring David Strathairn
Directed by Derek Goldman
September 10 – October 9, 2022
This production was originally created by The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University.
In an acclaimed solo performance, David Strathairn makes his TFANA debut portraying 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 disbelieved. Strathairn captures the remarkable life of this self-described “insignificant, little man” and his story of moral courage and individual responsibility. After premiering at Georgetown University’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics in 2019, Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski played in London at the 75th Anniversary Commemoration of the Liberation of Auschwitz; Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C; and at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Of Strathairn’s portrayal of Jan Karski, Peter Marks of The Washington Post writes, “Over the 90 minutes of the play, directed by Goldman, the 73-year-old actor goes through a physically demanding regimen, dramatizing, for instance, Karski’s escape from Gestapo captivity. During a recent performance, after leaping off a table onstage at Georgetown’s Gonda Theatre, he rose from the floor with a fresh wound on his arm. You could safely say that he has given his own blood to this endeavor.”
David Strathairn (Actor). David Strathairn’s theatre credits include: American Conservatory Theater: Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad, Underneath the Lintel by Glenn Berger | Theater of War productions. FILM: Guillermo Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley; Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland (Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival; Oscar and Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture); George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck (Academy Award nomination for Best Actor); Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln; John Sayles’ Matewan, Eight Men Out, and City of Hope; Doug Magee’s Beyond the Call.
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