First Slovene staging
About the performance
Our Class is a story about a group of classmates form a small multicultural Polish town where Polish and Jewish children lived in unity until first the German Nazi occupation and then the Soviet occupation. Fourteen scenes show us the tragic fates of ten pupils from a completely ordinary school class – from their first loves and friends to the infinite cruelty caused by antisemitism and Nazism. The author of this virtuously written play follows the fates of ten children in an almost documentarist way. He follows them from 1925 until today (for some) to show, through the complicated intertwinement of their fates and the horrific consequences of the Nazi and the Stalinist ideological indoctrination that both caused a complete separation and hatred among the people. At the same time, the play also uncovers the problem of the collective guilt and its consequences that still mark and define people today.
The story is based on a true event that happened in Poland during World War II, but we could recognise similar events anywhere including Slovenia where the ghosts of the past still haunt us and our history is far from being resolved.