Hold These Truths

About This Show

There is a Japanese proverb that says, “The nail that sticks out is the one that gets hit.” In 1941, one American, the son of Japanese immigrants, was the nail threatened by the hammer of the United States government. Reeling from the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and driven by fear and prejudice, America placed its own citizens of Japanese ancestry in internment camps. A play for our times, Hold These Truths tells the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, the American who defied an unjust court order to uphold the values on which America was founded. Filled with hope and buoyed by unquenchable patriotism, Hirabayashi’s unflinching defiance will leave audiences cheering the strength of the individual and his dedication to his own unalienable rights.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
Dates: First Preview: May 30, 2017 Opening Night: June 4, 2017 Final Performance: June 25, 2017
Location: Pasadena Playhouse, California

39 S El Molino Ave,

Pasadena,

91101

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Theatermania Review

| | June 14, 2017
World War II crusader Gordon Hirabayashi comes to life in a production at Pasadena Playhouse.