Wed Feb 16–Sun Feb 27, 2022

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski

David Strathairn stars in this critically-acclaimed story of moral courage.

“Superb…” –Chicago Tribune
“…an invitation to soul-searching.–The Washington Post
“Masterful…” –Chicago Sun-Times
“Searing and intimate…” –MD Theatre Guide

In this tour-de-force, solo performance, Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn 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 Allied Nations and, ultimately, the Oval Office only to be ignored and disbelieved. Bearing witness to the despair of the Warsaw ghetto and standing tall in the halls of power, Strathairn captures the remarkable life of this self-described “insignificant, little man” whose forgotten story of moral courage and individual responsibility can still shake the conscience of the world.

Performances and Previews

Eleven San Francisco performances will be given at the Presidio Theatre from February 16-27, 2022, including one discounted-price public preview performance on February 16, 2022.

Parental Guidance – 12+

This performance contains mature themes that parents may find unsuitable for children under 12.



David Strathairn
Jan Karski


Creative Team

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski is an original production by The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, written by Clark Young and Derek Goldman, directed by Derek Goldman and featuring Academy Award nominee David Strathairn as Jan Karski with costume design by Ivania Stack, lighting design by Zach Blane, composition and sound design by Roc Lee, movement by Emma Jaster, and set design by Misha Kachman.

Full cast and creative team bios >



The tour is organized with the support of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation.



“We must tell our children about how this evil was allowed to happen, because so many people succumbed to their darkest instincts, because so many others stood silent. But let us also tell our children about the Righteous Among the Nations, among them was Jan Karski…who told the truth, all the way to President Roosevelt himself.”

–President Barack Obama



COVID-19 Safety

The Presidio Theatre is currently open to guests ages 5 and up. All guests ages 12 and up must provide proof of vaccination. Masks are required at all times while indoors. For more information, please see the theatre’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.


Wed, Feb 16
Thu, Feb 17
Fri, Feb 18
Sat, Feb 19
Sun, Feb 20
Wed, Feb 23
Thu, Feb 24
Fri, Feb 25
Sat, Feb 26
Sat, Feb 26
Sun, Feb 27

Run Time

90 minutes including intermission


Tickets start at $20

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