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.


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

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


Production Photos


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


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