Fringe 2019: Q&A with Strange Town on Dr Korczak’s Example

Name of your show:

Dr Korczak’s Example

How would you describe your show in one sentence?  

Based on real events, this ‘Brechtian’ retelling generates an almost unbearable power and pathos through the simple humanity, warts and all, of the central characters who are trapped both by the inexorable forces of Nazi oppression and by our fore-knowledge of the fate that awaits them.

Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe?

No. In 2017, Strange Town had the first sold out show of the fringe with their unique site-specific production ‘A Field of Our Own’, which was performed underneath the terraces of Hibernian Football Club’s iconic Easter Road stadium.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other Festival offerings?

The strength and economy of the writing and the incredible true story.

The Centre’s Fringe showcase is exploring and reacting to the challenges we face in today’s world by sharing stories in all their forms – what is your show saying?

The show is a reminder and a warning to young audiences that we must never forget that this happened in Europe less than a hundred years ago. As the script says – ‘This story happened. It did happen.’

Dr. Korczak’s Example 

Wed 21 – Sun 25 Aug, 12pm

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