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Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski

In a tour-de-force solo performance, Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck; Nomadland) portrays World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski, a messenger of truth who risked his life to carry his harrowing report from war-torn Poland to the Oval Office only to be disbelieved. Standing tall in the halls of power, Strathairn captures the remarkable life of the self-described “insignificant, little man” whose forgotten story of moral courage can still shake the conscience of the world.

Join Mr. Strathairn and special guests for a post-show conversation after each performance.

This production was originally created by The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University.

All titles, artists, and dates subject to change.


“GRIPPING…Starring a virtuosic David Strathairn…under [Derek] Goldman’s inspired direction.” –The Washington Post

“A TOUR DE FORCE…Strathairn is a charismatic shapeshifter.” –BroadwayWorld

“SUPERB…A searing and intimate study…portrayed with strength and vulnerability.” –MD Theatre Guide

“INCREDIBLY MOVING…Strathairn is an actor of remarkable gifts.” –DC Metro Theater Arts

“A MASTERPIECE…The deeply moving performance left me in awe.” –District Fray

“SPELLBINDING…Strathairn’s performance demands to be seen.” –Talkin’ Broadway

“EXCELLENT…Goldman’s direction manages the tricky of task of keeping a one-man show moving fluidly.” –Two Hours’ Traffic

Health and Safety

During the pre-season runs of The Amen Corner and Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, STC will require that all patrons provide proof of vaccination to attend any performances or events. In addition to audiences, STC has mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for all performers and theatre staff. Please visit our Health and Safety page for full guidelines about providing proof of vaccination at the theatre.

Only performers and people invited onstage for talkbacks will be unmasked. We ask that attendees remain masked while within our venues, including during performances, unless they are eating and drinking in designated lobby areas. STC is committed to the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our spaces, and we are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will make adjustments as needed. Thank you for your understanding.