The live theater presentations of the play, “Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski,” have resumed with a fantastic run from October 6 through 17 at the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, D.C. The series started with the luncheon at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland attended by eleven ambassadors, who had an opportunity to learn about the play and meet the Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck; Lincoln; Nomadland), who plays Karski, and the play’s creator, Derek Goldman.
This one-man show has been enthusiastically received by the audience and the press, including the prestigious Washington Post. Strathairn has been hailed as a “charismatic shape-shifter” and an emotionally versatile and complex actor. The reviews have also stressed the contemporary implications of the Karski legacy, which have been so effectively conveyed in the play.
Please see U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recommending the show in this video:
You can read the reviews by following these links:
The Washington Post (links here, plus pdf’s at the end): https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/review-remember-this-shakespeare-theatre/2021/10/11/b0a3bad6-2aac-11ec-985d-3150f7e106b2_story.html
MD Theatre Guide:
DC Metro Theater Arts:
The Hoya podcast and article:
If you are not a Washington Post subscriber and can’t open the above links, you can read the text of the reviews in these pdf files.
The next series of the play will be presented on November 3–14 at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The first review from Chicago has already been published.
Follow this link to Ticket Sales for this location.
Written by Clark Young and Derek Goldman and directed by Derek Goldman, this production was created by The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University. The tour is organized with the support of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation.
All photos from the show by Teresa Castracane