Farewell to Manzanar

Opened Nov 16, 2006
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The Cornerstone Theater Company, in conjunction with the Japanese American National Museum, presents a one-act stage version of Farewell to Manzanar, adapted from the award-winning book. Can tiny origami cranes become a fence of cruel barbed wire? Can wooden boxes transform into an old jalopy roaring defiantly across the plains? Find out as seven-year-old Jeanne journeys through the Manzanar concentration camp during World War II, when the U.S. government robbed over 120,000 Japanese Americans of their civil rights. Actors Page Leong and Leslie Ishii bring this landmark memoir to vivid life in an adaptation filled with elegant stagecraft, bracing video, and magical puppetry. Farewell to Manzanar is presented in conjunction with the Japanese American National Museum exhibition Ansel Adams at Manzanar, organized by the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Tickets for the performance include admission passes for the exhibition. There are no performances between November 20 and November 29.

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