„Our Class” x 100 times
October 1, 2013
An internationally acclaimed play by Polish playwright Tadeusz Słobodzianek, “Nasza klasa” (Our Class) will be shown (with English subtitles) for the 100th time on the Na Woli Stage of the Dramatyczny Theater in Warsaw on Oct. 3.
“Our Class”, a shocking tale about complicated Polish-Jewish relations in the 20th century. The play is set in Poland and is inspired by true events, such as the Jedwabne pogrom which led to the bloody demise of 300 Polish Jews in 1941.
It begins in 1925 when a group of schoolchildren, Jewish and Catholic, discuss their dreams and ambitions: one of them wants to be a fireman, another one a film star, still another a pilot or a doctor. As the children grow up, their country is torn apart by the invading Soviet and German armies. Internal grievances deepen as fervent nationalism develops; friends betray each other; violence escalates.
Tadeusz Słobodzianek is one of Poland's leading playwrights. His plays Turlajgroszek and Merlin won the Fringe First award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1993 and 1994.
“Our Class” was the first Polish drama to be given the country's prestigious Nike Literary Prize in 2010. The European Theatre Convention ranked it among the best contemporary European plays written during 2009 and 2010.
Upcoming show October 2, 3 at 7pm
Scena na Woli/Na Woli Stage of the Dramatyczny Theater
Ul. Kasprzaka 22
Tickets 22 632 24 78, firstname.lastname@example.org