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Produced by

Studio 180 Theatre

Presented by

Canadian Stage

Playwright: Tadeusz Slobodzianek
Translator: Ryan Craig
Director: Joel Greenberg

A Canadian Stage Berkeley Street Project Initiative


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre


April 4th, 2011 – April 30th, 2011


In 1925 Poland, a group of Jewish and Catholic schoolchildren declare their ambitions: to be a fireman, a film star, a doctor. As the children grow up their country is torn apart by invading armies, and internal grievances deepen as fervent nationalism develops. The tension escalates into violence as these ordinary people carry out an extraordinary and monstrous act.

Our Class explores the events leading up to a dark moment in history and follows the fortunes of ten one-time classmates from one century into the next. This haunting play is a courageous examination of loyalty and treason, individual bravery and collective cowardice and the actions that ripped apart a small community during the Second World War. (


David Beazely Jakub Katz
Jonathan Goad Zygmunt
Jessica Greenberg Rachelka / Marianna
Ryan Hollyman Rysiek
Mark McGrinder Wladek
Kimwun Perehinec Zocha
Alex Poch-Goldin Menachem
Dylan Roberts Heniek
Michael Rubenfeld Abram
Amy Rutherford Dora

Creative Team

Tadeusz Slobodzianek Playwright
Ryan Craig Translator
Joel Greenberg Director
Sophie Solomon Original Score
Lily Ling Musical Director
John Thompson Costume Designer
John Thompson Set Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Michael Laird Sound Designer
Trevor Copp Movement


Robert Harding Stage Manager
Liz Campbell Assistant Stage Manager
Nathaniel Kennedy Production Manager
Derek Bruce Production Manager
Michelle Bailey Head of Wardrobe
Danielle Demeny Stitcher
Ellie Arscott Scenic Painter
Mattea Kennedy Scenic Painter
John Karastamatis Marketing and Public Relations
Danyl Sobolev Poster Design
Bridget Norris-Jones School and Group Sales


Eric Meadows House Technician