BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4960@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20150422T000000Z DTEND:20150422T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Wednesday\, April 15 &ndash\; Sunday\, May 3\, 2015\n\n<strong> HOLD THESE TRUTHS\n The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi\n </strong> A solo p lay by <strong>Jeanne Sakata\n </strong>\n\nstarring <strong>Blake Kushi\n </strong>\n<strong></strong> HOLD THESE TRUTHS is based on the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi\, an American sociologist best known for his princi pled resistance to the Japanese-American internment during WWII. Jeanne Sa kata&rsquo\;s script was inspired by hours of interviews with Mr. Hirabyas hi and several of his friends from the 1940s.\n\n&ldquo\;Gordon Hirabayash i should be a household name\, like Rosa Parks\,&rdquo\; said CVRep Artist ic Director\, Ron Celona. &ldquo\;When I saw HOLD THESE TRUTHS several yea rs 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 sea son&rsquo\;s theme of The American Melting Pot\,&rdquo\; Celona explains.\ n\nIn May 2012\, Gordon Hirabayashi was posthumously awarded our nation&rs quo\;s highest civilian honor\, The Presidential Medal of Freedom.\n\nShow times are <strong>7:30 p.m.\, Wednesday through Saturday</strong> \, with matinees at <strong>2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday</strong> .\n\n<em>Fo r more information and to purchase tickets\, visit the Coachella Valley Re pertory Theatre's home page at:</em> &nbsp\; <a href="http://cvrep.org/">h ttp://cvrep.org/</a> SUMMARY:PLAY: Hold These Truths - The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi URL:/en/events/2015/04/22/play-hold-these-truths-the-journey-of-gordon-h/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR