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Hold These Truths

Friday, 2/20/15 12:00 am

Event Type

Special Event
Plays and Players Theatre
1714 Delancey Place
19103 Philadelphia , PA

Philadelphia actor Makoto Hirano gives voice to over thirty characters in a one-man tour-de-force performance about Gordon Hirabayashi. A college student who was simply looking for love and the American Dream, Gordon found himself confronted with the ultimate challenge to his freedom: the US government’s orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate people of Japanese ancestry during WWII. Gordon embarks on a profound and wild adventure in defense of our Constitution, discovering his Quaker faith, hitchhiking to prison, and taking his fight all the way to the Supreme Court.

On the anniversary of Executive Order 9066 that allowed for Japanese Internment, join us at 6 p.m. (pre-show) for happy hour priced drinks as HSP's Director of Archives and Collections Management, Matthew Lyons, reviews highlights from the real-life letters, newspaper clippings and more from survivors in collection at HSP.

Please use code HSPMEMBER to receive a 25% discount on tickets for the 7 p.m. show on February 19.