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Hold These Truths
Written by Jeanne Sakata, Performed by Makoto Hirano, Directed by Daniel Student
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00PM

Plays & Players
1714 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Third Floor Skinner Studio


Hold These Truths tells a story, buried by history, of one American’s attempt to reconcile his love for a country that labeled him a second class citizen. Gordon Hirabayashi’s real life 50-year journey brings us the astonishing facts of Japanese Internment, the US government’s orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast, through the eyes of a Quaker college student who was simply looking for love and the American Dream. When confronted with the ultimate challenge to his freedom, Gordon embarks on a truly profound and brave defense of our constitution, taking him on a wild adventure of discovering his Quaker faith, hitchhiking to prison, and ultimately, challenging the law in the highest court in the land… twice. Join Philadelphia actor Makoto Hirano as he gives voice to over thirty characters in this one-man tour-de-force regional premiere, and celebrate the triumph of the power one person has to change a nation.

SPECIAL PRE-SHOW "HAPPY HOUR" EVENT FREE FOR ALL TICKET HOLDERS AT 6PM. On the anniversary of Executive Order 9066 that allowed for Japanese Internment, join us pre-show for happy hour priced drinks as the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Matthew Lyons, Director of Archives and Collections Management reviews highlights from the real-life letters, newspaper clippings and more from survivors in collection at HSP.