Hold These Truths play now on film

Posted by People's Light and Theatre on April 21, 2020

While we’re disappointed that this beautiful production wasn’t able to play for a live audience, we’re thrilled to share it with you digitally. Gordon Hirabayashi’s incredible story deserves to be told, especially now.

By purchasing the password-protected link for $35 (our lowest standard ticket price), you not only get to experience the full play from the comfort of your home, but you’re helping us honor our financial commitments to the intrepid team of cast, crew, designers, and staff who worked tirelessly to bring it to fruition. Art-Reach subscribers can get access for $2.

Play Synopsis:

As a young University of Washington student and practicing Quaker, Gordon Hirabayashi struggles to reconcile his deep admiration for the U.S. Constitution with the government’s 1942 orders to forcibly remove and intern over 120,000 people of Japanese descent from the West Coast. Gordon’s remarkable resistance ultimately leads to the famous Supreme Court case Hirabayashi v. United States, and continues to resonate today as we encounter questions of national security, citizenship, and what it means to be an American. Steven Eng plays Gordon Hirabayashi (and 37 other characters!) in Jeanne Sakata’s critically-acclaimed solo play.

Due to legal restrictions, People’s Light is required to remove the video after May 3, 2020 but there is no limit to the number of times you can access the film once you have purchased a “ticket” and been emailed the link and password.


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