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Hold These Truths

By Jeanne Sakata

Directed by Jessica Kubzansky

Jeanne Sakata's one-man show is inspired by the true story of University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi. Gordon agonizes over U.S. Government orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast during WWII. As he fights to reconcile his country's betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S. Constitution, Hirabayashi journeys toward a greater understanding of America's triumphs—and a confrontation with its failures.  

The play was a sold-out hit in ACT's Central Heating Lab (now ACTLab) in 2014 and moves to the Mainstage for its first multi-week run at a professional theatre.