BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160210T000000Z DTEND:20160306T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<span style="font-size: 12.0pt\; background: white none repeat scroll 0.0% 0.0%\;">Famed playwright\, director and producer Luis Valdez' s has written a sweeping epic and love story\, Valley of the Heart\, deep ly rooted in the fertile Santa Clara Valley of 1941. It illustrates the i ronic divide between America's ideals and its actions in what the <span style="font-size: 12.0pt\;"><em>San Jose Mercury News</em> <span style="f ont-size: 12.0pt\; background: white none repeat scroll 0.0% 0.0%\;"> says is a &quot\;multicultural touchstone\,&quot\; and of which the <span sty le="font-size: 12.0pt\;"><em>Los Angeles Times</em> <span style="font-siz e: 12.0pt\; background: white none repeat scroll 0.0% 0.0%\;"> says\, &quo t\;We need memory plays as powerful as this one... a quintessentially Cali fornia play\, written by a master of the genre.&quot\; <span style="font-s ize: 12.0pt\; background: white none repeat scroll 0.0% 0.0%\;">\n \n Open ing in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor\, the Yamaguchis and the Monta nos are two immigrant families struggling to provide a future for their American-born children after the Great Depression. After the families' ol dest children\, Benjamin and Teruko\, fall in love\, the emotional stakes are further heightened when the Japanese attack Hawaii on December 7\, 1 941\, throwing both families into uncertainty. The plot thickens after 10 0\,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated in desolated camps away from the coast by the U.S. government. Issues of loyalty and patriotism provok e both rebellion and heroism among young\, imprisoned Japanese Americans while both Benjamin and Teruko fight to maintain their dignity\, identity \, family\, and love in the face of war\, fear\, and separation. <span st yle="font-size: 12.0pt\; color: #222222\;">\n \n \n The <strong>CATS/JAMsj /JACL Matinee and Q&amp\;A on February 20th Play is SOLD OUT</strong> . Ti ckets can be purchased for other showings by visiting the San Jose Stage w ebsite:&nbsp\; <span style="font-size: 12.0pt\; line-height: 115.0%\;"><a href=" l9S-JXm3_K1lQwLAHLhOhrVo0EGpjvwkpTaykRBDLTlaUpkc8kvhSsRwMyEyXbB_MAUtfT0F8e ZVca7tc7nMmpzeFAAbexYMpes0GORXwtasU2rAEXen8HpL22ZEn87hTyhFxMTcHLMfkIO8G8oX RdKhu%26c%3DeYqARskA6KvqMOf85rACFOJieXGHfVItzhLGJjjwM4D50jWYCGMqGg%3D%3D%2 6ch%3D08UWAwhQO9OLPgIR0FmFZD0QlCryWBtIWQyZZOKiz6XvsVW26Wi3Zg%3D%3D" target ="_blank"><span style="color: #1155cc\;"> ents </a> SUMMARY:Valley of the Heart Play URL:/en/events/2016/02/10/valley-of-the-heart-play/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR