Igor Golyak
The cast of Our Class © Pavel Antonov
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After its sold-out run at Brooklyn Academy of Music in winter 2024, OUR CLASSwill transfer to Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F. Angelson Theater

Our Class, written by Polish playwright Tadeusz Słobodzianek, and helmed by Ukrainian-born, Jewish director Igor Golyak, will transfer to Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F. Angelson Theater in Manhattan for a limited run September 12–November 3.

It will be immediately followed by Golyak’s adaptation of The Merchant of Venice. November 22–December 22 featuring the same cast. As wars rage in Israel and Gaza, and in Ukraine, neighbors fight neighbors, and antisemitism rises across the globe, these two plays are acutely relevant and timely, and together comprise a powerful four-month artistic residency of Arlekin in New York, presented by MART Foundation.

The cast of Our Class features Gus Birney (The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window) as Dora, Andrey Burkovskiy (Call DiCaprio!) as Menachem, José Espinosa (Take Me Out) as Rysiek, Tess Goldwyn (New Amsterdam) as Zocha, Will Manning (As Reaper in the Summer Gain) as Heniek, Stephen Ochsner (Chicks) as Jakub Katz, Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof) as Rachelka/Marianna, Richard Topol (Indecent; The Normal Heart) as Abram, Ilia Volok (Gemini Man, The Gaaga) as Władek and Elan Zafir (Hedda Gabler) as Zygmunt.

Much of the company will return for The Merchant of Venice. Richard Topol will play Shylock, joined by Birney, Espinosa, Goldwyn, Ochsner, and Alexandra Silber as Portia.

The Arlekin in Residence at Classic Stage Company (September 12–December 22) is helmed by Arlekin's artistic director Igor Golyak and producing director Sara Stackhouse, in partnership with Sofia Kapkova of MART Foundation.

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