Our Class

By Tadeusz Slobodzianek
English version by Ryan Craig
Directed by Nick Sandys
April 2 – May 11, 2014

In a time of terror, what would you do?

For decades, it was believed the annihilation of the Jewish population of Jedwabne, Poland, in 1941 was a Nazi atrocity. The truth turned out to be even more shocking. In Our Class, which won a top Polish literary prize, Slobodzianek looks at the build-up to the massacre, the events themselves, and the impact on the lives of survivors, through the eyes of ten classmates, half Jewish and half Catholic. Our Class is a searing, open-minded look at the heart-breaking acts of cruelty and courage we can inflict on each other in the struggle to retain humanity under repression.

Cast

David Darlow
Linda Gillum
Matthew Fahey
Denis William Grimes
Matthew Holzfeind
Aram Monisoff
Brian Plocharczyk
Rachel Shapiro
Rebecca Sohn
Stephen Spencer

Production

Joe Klug, Scenic Designer
Jeremy Floyd, Costume Designer
Mike Durst, Lighting Designer
Joe Cerqua, Music, Music Direction, and Sound
Jesse Gaffney, Properties Designer
John Boesche, Projections Designer
Maureen Janson, Choreographer and Movement Coach
Mara Filler, Stage Manager
Skye Robinson Hillis, Assistant Director and Dramaturg

 

Reviews

Four Stars “it is not to be missed”
– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Highly Recommended
“genuine chutzpah…truly impressive”
– Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

 

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