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A short engagement of Tadeusz Słobodzianek’s Our Class @ UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts

(Photos by Paul Kennedy)

(Taken from the press release) 

Our Class recounts the story of the massacre in the Jewish pogrom in Jedwabne in 1941 and various lenses through which this event is seen throughout the story’s 80 years.

UCI Drama’s production is directed by Professor Jane Page, and will take place in The Trevor School’s Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL), a space that allows for projected visual imagery to enhance the live performance. “The way the pogroms unfolded and occurred, as depicted in the play, strikes me as accurate and corresponds to the dozens of testimonies I’ve read,” confirms Professor Kopstein. “Jews often knew their Polish tormentors by name or social function. The violence was ‘intimate’ and not distant and bureaucratic as so much of Holocaust literature has led us to believe. Our Class captures this element of the tragedy exceptionally well.”


Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL) at the Contemporary Arts Center, UC Irvine

Parking: Mesa Parking Structure, 4000 Mesa Road, Irvine 92617

Evenings: December 1, 2, 3 @ 8 p.m.

Evening: December 4 @ 7:30 p.m.

Matinees: December 3, 4* @ 2 p.m.

General Admission $15 / Seniors & Groups 10+ $14 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $11. Box Office (949) 824-2787 or

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