Hang a Tale

693 Putnam Ave

Brooklyn, NY


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 Photograph of Hang a Tale theatrical producers Jesse Liebman, Kim Martin-Cotten and Michael Wurl Larson
Photograph of actors performing on stage in Off Broadway theatrical production of "The Little Prince" by Hang a Tale
Musician holding a violin studying music in rehearsal for Off Broadway theatrical production of "The Little Prince" by Hang a Tale.


A Solo Play Inspired by the True Story of  Gordon Hirabayashi 


Jeanne Sakata


Joel de la Fuente

(Amazon's Man in the High Castle)



Lisa Rothe

photo by Lia Chang

December 6 - 20, 2017

The Sheen Center

 Reading Series

During World War II, Gordon Hirabayashi agonizes over the U.S. government's orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he fights to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S. Constitution, Hirabayashi journeys toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs — and a confrontation with its failures.

Marsha Stephanie Blake

Michael Shannon

"Hold These Truths," elegantly directed by Lisa Rothe in a top-notch production for the company Hang a Tale, is a gripping story about a shameful chapter of our history, when the United States government looked at its own people and saw the enemy."

                             - Laura Collins-Hughes - The New York Times

Jeanne Sakata's eloquent one-man drama about civil rights giant Gordon Hirabayashi provides a concise examination of a fascinating chapter in American history."

 - Huffington Post - Associated Press





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