he Epic Theatre Ensemble is presenting the New York premiere of Jeanne Sakata’s solo play Hold These Truths (formerly known as Dawn’s Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi), directed by Lisa Rothe and starring Joel de la Fuente, at the Theatre at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St. (between 1st and 2nd Ave) in New York, October 12 – November 18, 2012. Click here to purchase tickets.
Joel de la Fuente as Gordon Hirabayashi in Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths. Photo by Lia Chang
Inspired by a true story, Hold These Truths takes place in Seattle during World War II, where University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi is agonizing over U.S. government 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, Gordon journeys toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs — and a confrontation with its failures.
Performance Schedule:Friday, October 12 @ 8pmSaturday, October 13 @7pmSunday, October 14 @ 3 & 7Friday, October 19 @ 8pmSaturday, October 20 @ 7pmSunday, October 21 @ 6pmMonday, October 22 @7pmSaturday, October 27 @ 7pmSunday, October 28 @ 3pm & 7pmMonday, October 29 @ 7pmSaturday, November 3 @ 7pmSunday, November 4 @ 3pm & 7pmSaturday, November 10 @ 7pmSunday, November 11 @ 3pm & 7pmMonday, November 12 @ 7pmSaturday, November 17 @ 7pmSunday, November 18 @ 3pm & 7pm
Theater at the 14th Street Y344 E. 14th StreetNew York, NY 10003Steps away from the 1st Avenue Station on the L, L train to 1st Avenue
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Jeanne Sakata (Photo by Lia Chang)
Jeanne Sakata has been honored to make her playwriting debut in recent years with her solo Hold These Truths (formerly Dawn’s Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi)....