When War Meets Faith: Discussing "Our Class" at Theater J

On November 4, 2012, Katherine Marshall led a post-show panel discussion on war and faith following a performance of "Our Class" at Theater J.
Based on true events in the Polish town of Jedwabne and inspired by Jan Gross’s controversial book "Neighbors," "Our Class" is a moving, troubling drama following five Jewish and five Catholic classmates as they grow up. Starting in 1926 and spanning 80 years, their lives take dramatically unexpected turns as their country is torn apart by invading armies, first Soviet, then German, then Soviet again. Friend betrays friend and violence quickly escalates, reaching a crescendo that will forever haunt the survivors.

Katherine Marshall noted that though religion is a theme woven throughout the performance in powerful ways, it was troubling that religion seemed to do little to help the classmates in navigating turbulent waters nor in reconciling their experience thereafter.

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