PLAY: Hold These Truths - The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi

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Performing Arts

Apr 201516
7:30p.m.

Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre
69930 Highway 111, Suite 116
Rancho Mirage, California, 92270
United States


Wednesday, April 15 – Sunday, May 3, 2015

HOLD THESE TRUTHS
The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi
A solo play by Jeanne Sakata

starring Blake Kushi

Hold These Truths  is based on the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, an American sociologist best known for his principled resistance to the Japanese-American internment during WWII. Jeanne Sakata’s script was inspired by hours of interviews with Mr. Hirabyashi and several of his friends from the 1940s.

“Gordon Hirabayashi should be a household name, like Rosa Parks,” said CVRep Artistic Director, Ron Celona. “When I saw HOLD THESE TRUTHS several years ago, I knew this was a story that must be told, and that I would one day bring it to the Coachella Valley, It was the inspiration for this season’s theme of The American Melting Pot,” Celona explains.

In May 2012, Gordon Hirabayashi was posthumously awarded our nation’s highest civilian honor, The Presiential Medal of Freedom.

Show times are 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday , with matinees at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday .

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre's home page at:   http://cvrep.org/

 

Kagemusha . Last modified Apr 24 2015 8:38 a.m.


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