BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4965@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20150423T000000Z DTEND:20150423T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Wednesday\, April 15 &ndash\; Sunday\, May 3\, 2015\n <strong>< /strong>\n<strong>HOLD THESE TRUTHS\n The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi\n </strong> A solo play by <strong>Jeanne Sakata\n </strong>\n\nstarring <st rong>Blake Kushi\n </strong>\n<em>Hold These Truths</em> is based on the t rue story of Gordon Hirabayashi\, an American sociologist best known for h is principled resistance to the Japanese-American internment during WWII.& nbsp\; Jeanne Sakata&rsquo\;s script was inspired by hours of interviews w ith Mr. Hirabyashi and several of his friends from the 1940s.\n\n&ldquo\;G ordon Hirabayashi should be a household name\, like Rosa Parks\,&rdquo\; s aid CVRep Artistic Director\, Ron Celona.&nbsp\; &ldquo\;When I saw <em>Ho ld These Truths</em> 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.&nbsp \; It was the inspiration for this season&rsquo\;s theme of 'The American Melting Pot\,'&rdquo\; Celona explains.\n\nIn May 2012\, Gordon Hirabayash i was posthumously awarded our nation&rsquo\;s highest civilian honor\, Th e Presiential Medal of Freedom.\n\nShow times are <strong>7:30 p.m.\, Wedn esday through Saturday\, </strong> with matinees at <strong>2:00 p.m. on S aturday and Sunday.</strong>\n<strong></strong>\n<em>For more information and to purchase tickets\, visit the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre's h ome page at:</em> &nbsp\; <span style="color: #0066cc\;"><span style="colo r: #0066cc\;"><a href="http://cvrep.org/">http://cvrep.org/</a> SUMMARY:PLAY: Hold These Truths - The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi\, plus "Talk Back Thursday" URL:/en/events/2015/04/23/play-hold-these-truths-the-journey-of-gordon-hi/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR