HOLD THESE TRUTHS
A Solo Play Inspired by the True Story of Gordon Hirabayashi
Joel de la Fuente
(Amazon's Man in the High Castle)
photo by Lia Chang
December 6 - 20, 2017
The Sheen Center
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
"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