Our Class
Opens Sep 12 2h 50m
Our Class
87

Our Class NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(71 Ratings)
Positive
93%
Mixed
4%
Negative
3%
Members say
Absorbing, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

About the Show

Tragic events tear apart Polish childhood friends in this new play inspired by actual events.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (49)

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415 Reviews | 42 Followers
94
Devastating!, Resonant, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if the show depicts the true story of a set of Polish classmates and how their role in [1939-1944] history shapes their actions/lives

Don't see it if you can't face the truth of history - you are looking for something light/a musical

134 Reviews | 23 Followers
92
Resonant, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want a wrenching experience about a piece of history

Don't see it if You like light theater

555 Reviews | 136 Followers
92
Exceptional theater, Powerful & devastating, Must see!

See it if you like hard-hitting exciting theater, that uses inventive directing to enhance the story of Polish classmates from the 1920s to the 2000s.

Don't see it if you avoid shows depicting hard physical and sexual violence, or just looking for lighter fare. For everyone else this is mandatory viewing. Read more

120 Reviews | 16 Followers
92
Intense, Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want a deep dive into Poland prior to soviet rule, nazi rule and the post national Era. It is intense and 3 hours but it flies.

Don't see it if You want a light show or want exciting staging. It is creative but bare.

134 Reviews | 18 Followers
92
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Phenomenal acting with inventive staging. A few times the fourth wall is broken, and you journey along with the characters. I loved it.

Don't see it if Lots of heavy subject matters (anti-semitism, the Holocaust, sexual violence). Read more

209 Reviews | 25 Followers
91
Intense, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if A mature and inspiring look at disturbing historical facts that resonate today.

Don't see it if Unable to deal with past grievances that cause you to view contemporary issues in a realistic manner. Read more

98 Reviews | 23 Followers
90
Resonant, Indulgent, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy innovative stagings with strong acting of contemporary translated plays. Are internet in plays about the Holocaust/Jewish theater.

Don't see it if you don’t like plays about the Holocaust, plays with strong sexual violence, plays that aren’t realistically staged, or only like musicals.

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125 Reviews | 18 Followers
90
Intense, Relevant, Masterful, Great staging

See it if Want an intense theater experience for almost 3 hours

Don't see it if You are turned off by WW 2 and the holocaust atrocities

Critic Reviews (14)

The New York Times
January 19th, 2024
For a previous production

"The excessive stage business in 'Our Class' often distracts from the story."
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Time Out New York
January 23rd, 2024
For a previous production

"4/5 Stars. "An epic history-based drama about the familiarity of evil...A virtuosic international ensemble keeps this harrowing material from becoming too much, demanding that audiences lean in, not tune out...There are some curious directorial choices...But these missteps don't diminish the work's depressing timeliness. Decades after the massacre depicted in 'Our Class,' we still have too much to learn."
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The Wall Street Journal
January 18th, 2024
For a previous production

“ 'Our Class' does occasionally offer up a morsel of dark humor."
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Theatermania
January 22nd, 2024
For a previous production

" 'Our Class' is a sobering look at atrocity, complicity, and collective amnesia"
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Lighting & Sound America
January 18th, 2024
For a previous production

“ 'Our Class' begins on a humorous, casual, Our Town note, but don't be fooled; horror awaits around every corner...Tadeusz Slobodzianek's drama is a Hobbesian account of moral breakdown, exposing the madness that lurks behind the facade of a shattered society. It asks a disturbing relevant question: If your world fell apart, how would you act?”
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Lighting & Sound America
January 18th, 2024
For a previous production

" 'Our Class' is easily one of the most gripping shows in New York"
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New York Stage Review
January 18th, 2024
For a previous production

" 'Our Class' is not an easy play to watch."
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TheaterScene.net
January 26th, 2024
For a previous production

Tadeusz Slobodzianek’s "Our Class" is epic in its storytelling and shocking in its specifics. At three hours, the play is never long or boring as every line of dialogue offers new details to be digested as ten lives are laid out for us. While rather busy, Igor Golyak’s production is always illuminating, always compelling.
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