Fri, Dec 02|
Berkeley Repertory Peet's Theatre
REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KARSKI
Berkeley Rep presents this extraordinary limited-run engagement with live moderated postshow discussions after each performance.
Time & Location
Dec 02, 2022, 7:00 PM PST – Dec 18, 2022, 4:00 PM PST
Berkeley Repertory Peet's Theatre , 2025 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
About the Event
Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Click here for a short preview of the work in its Washington DC run.
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."
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
To buy tickets and see the calendar, visit https://www.berkeleyrep.org/shows/remember-this-the-lesson-of-jan-karski/
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Sponsored by Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Seasonal sponsors Bartable (www.bart.gov/bartable) and Peet's Coffee.
Photo by Rich Hein.