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Dec 02
Berkeley Rep to Host "Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski"

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Enthusiastic Reviews of the Karski Play in New York

David Strathairn as Jan Karski in Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski (Photo: Hollis King) David Strathairn as Jan Karski in Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski (Photo: Hollis King)

Since its off-Broadway premiere at the Theatre for A New Audience in Brooklyn, NY, on September 15, the play Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski has gathered numerous enthusiastic reviews published in prestigious newspapers and theater magazines (see links and PDF's below). David Strathairn has received many accolades for his magnetic portrayal of the Polish emissary, while the story itself makes the audience cry, ponder, and – during the lighter moments that break the somber climate of the play – laugh. The skillful writing, stage movement, music, sound, and lighting are vastly admired, and the importance of telling this story – emphasized.

The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/15/theater/remember-this-the-lessons-of-jan-karski-review.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/12/theater/jan-karski-holocaust-david-strathairn.html

The Wall Street Journal

https://www.wsj.com/articles/remember-this-the-lesson-of-jan-karski-review-david-strathairn-clark-young-derek-goldman-11663280573

The New Yorker

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/09/26/old-stories-retold-reveal-new-truths-remember-this-marie-its-time

The Daily Beast

https://www.thedailybeast.com/david-strathairn-brings-world-war-ii-hero-jan-karski-to-shattering-life-with-a-message-for-now

New York Theater

https://newyorktheater.me/2022/09/15/remember-this-the-lesson-of-jan-karski/

Playbill

https://playbill.com/article/remember-this-the-lesson-of-jan-karski-starring-oscar-nominee-david-strathairn-opens-off-broadway-september-15

The Theater Mania

https://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/reviews/review-david-strathairn-remember-this-jan-karski_94298.html

Vulture

https://www.vulture.com/2022/09/theater-review-david-strathairn-jan-karski-remember-this.html

Zocalo Public Square

https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2022/09/19/polish-resistance-fighter-jan-karski/ideas/essay/

Powerline

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/09/jan-karskis-message-3.php

Forward

https://forward.com/culture/518792/jan-karski-holocaust-hero-spy-play-theater-new-york/

The Theater Pizzazz

https://www.theaterpizzazz.com/remember-this-the-lesson-of-jan-karski/

Stamford Advocate

https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/opinion/article/Opinion-Remembering-the-man-who-raised-his-voice-17490569.php

Cultbytes

https://cultbytes.com/the-story-of-jan-karski-is-a-powerful-lesson-in-humanity/

Santrisetia

https://santrisetia.com/when-the-world-looked-away-from-the-holocaust/

The show ran from Sept. 15 through October 16, 2022.

This production of the play, co-written by Clark Young and Derek Goldman and directed by Derek Goldman, was created by The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University and is organized with the support of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation.

If you cannot access any of the links, here are PDF compilations of the reviews:

 round-of-remember-this-reviews-09-12-22-2022-1.pdf

round-of-remember-this-reviews-09-12-22-2022-2.pdf

 round-of-remember-this-reviews-09-12-22-2022-3.pdf

the-new-yorker-09-19-2022.pdf