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Arlekin Players Theatre

Presented by MART Foundation, Arlekin + BAM (Fisher Space)

– The Washington Post

Gus Birney, Andrey Burkovskiy, José Espinosa, Tess Goldwyn, Will Manning, Stephen Ochsner, Alexandra Silber, Richard Topol, Ilia Volok, and Elan Zafir.

Friends. Enemies. Classmates.
Based on the true story

Ten Polish classmates — five Jewish and five Catholic — grow up as friends and neighbors, then turn on one another with life and death consequences. Inspired by real life events surrounding a horrific 1941 pogrom in a small Polish village, this shocking, timely story follows their lives from childhood through eight decades in a new, contemporary production of Tadeusz Słobodzianek’s masterpiece, from Ukrainian-born Jewish director Igor Golyak (The Orchard; State vs. Natasha Banina).

New York premiere January 12-February 4, 2024

“Should be required viewing to prevent horrors of this kind from happening again.”


Under the Radar Dates: January 12-21, 2024

Friday, January 12 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 13 @ 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 13 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 14 @ 2:00 pm
Tuesday January 16 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 17 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, January 19 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 20 @ 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 20 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 21 @ 2:00 pm
Run time: 170 minutes, with intermission

NOTE: additional performances run through February 4


BAM Fisher (Fishman Space)
321 Ashland Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Arlekin Players Theatre was founded by Ukrainian-born artistic director Igor Golyak in 2009 and launched its (zero-G) Virtual Theater Lab in 2020. Most recently, Arlekin produced The Orchard featuring Jessica Hecht and Mikhail Baryshnikov both off-Broadway in New York and in Boston, The Gaaga, US premiere, by Ukrainian playwright Sasha Denisova, and Just Tell No One at Lincoln Center with Bill Irwin, Jessica Hecht and David Krumholz in partnership with the Worldwide Ukrainian Play Readings project. Arlekin received worldwide acclaim, including two New York Times Critic’s Picks, for their virtual projects during the pandemic, including WITNESS, State vs Natasha Banina, and chekhovOS /an experimental game/ featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov as Anton Chekhov. Arlekin has received numerous awards including multiple Elliot Norton Awards from the Boston Theater Critics Association, including The Stone, The Seagull, The Orchard, and a Special Citation for innovation during the pandemic. A company of immigrants, Arlekin has toured internationally, and performs works that explore identity, culture, antisemitism, home, belonging, tradition, and finding common humanity and themes that unite us. The company makes its home in Needham, MA.

MART Foundation is an American nonprofit organization that produces and supports contemporary performing arts programs globally. With a special focus on co-productions, MART co-produced the re-staging of Sharon Eyal’s Sara for New York-based Gibney Company, Kirill Serebrennikov’s Outside with The Avignon Festival, and a digital version of the Song of Songs (SOS) cantata for the Baryshnikov Art Center. MART presented several music concerts at Carnegie Hall, supported a new premieres program at the Israel Festival, and the tour of NDT 2 in Israel. Currently, MART is producing Akram Khan’s first full-length duet with renowned artists from the world of classical ballet. By curating an inventive and varied arts program, MART strives to showcase the very best of contemporary theater, music, and dance.