HOLD THESE TRUTHS
Written by Jeanne Sakata
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky
Performed by Ryun Yu
The Old Globe, in partnership with the Mira Mesa Branch Library, presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS as a part of their New Voices in the Community series. This program provides free public performances at San Diego Public Library locations followed by a conversation with the playwright and experts in the community.
During WWII in Seattle, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government’s orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he struggles to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the US Constitution, Gordon begins a 50-year journey toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs---and a confrontation with its failures.
“A play where one man’s singular story, so full of heart and heartbreak, can speak to the struggles of an entire nation.” –New York Theatre Review