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The world premiere of a solo performance of a play about Jan Karski

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The world premiere of a solo performance of a play about Jan Karski

Event begins Thursday, 11/14/2019 at 8:00pm
Event ends Thursday, 11/14/2019 at 9:30pm
Location / Place Washington, DC

Georgetown University, where Karski taught for 40 years, will present the world premiere of a solo performance of a play about Jan Karski on Nov. 14.

Building on earlier versions of the play with Strathairn and a larger ensemble, developed by Georgetown University’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and performed to acclaim in New York, Washington DC, Poland, and other sites, this new tour-de-force solo performance brings the enduring lessons of Karski’s life—especially his belief in humanity, even in the darkest times—into the present moment.

This is a play formerly presented at Georgetown, plus at several other locations, but it has been adapted for a solo performance by the Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn, who also starred in the original version. For an interview with the actor, see our 2014 story.

Admission is free, but space is limited and you must reserve tickets in advance using this link.

This play is presented by the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics as part of the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Centennial Weekend.