Dr Korczak's Example
- Published: Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:17
DR KORCZAK'S EXAMPLE
By David Grieg
“If it weren’t for you, Dr Korczak, and for the home, I would never have known that there are honest people in the world. That I can tell the truth. That there is justice.”
Jenny Wren Productions return to the Studio with the haunting tale of Dr Janusz Korczak and the children he cared for. Korczak was a good man who ran an orphanage in the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, amidst the horror and injustice of the Nazi occupation. He influenced not only the lives of hundreds of orphans, but his writings also became the basis for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Based on a true story, David Greig’s beautiful play will uplift and inspire, just as Korczak did, even through the terrible reality of their situation. With its use of Brechtian techniques and puppetry, this production is ideal for secondary school pupils, but thought provoking for all.
“I’ve trained them well. For a perfect world. How will they survive this one?”