BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3964@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20121012T000000Z DTEND:20121118T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Previews &ndash\; Friday\, October 12 through October 20\nOpens Sunday\, October 21 and runs through Sunday\, November 18\n\nAward-winnin g&nbsp\;<a href="http://epictheatreensemble.org/" target="_blank">Epic The atre Ensemble</a>&nbsp\;presents&nbsp\;<em>Hold These Truths</em>&nbsp\;Of f Broadway in repertory as part of its fall season.\n\nInspired by a true story\,&nbsp\;<em>Hold These Truths</em>&nbsp\;is a one-man show by actres s and playwright Jeanne Sakata. Joel de la Fuente stars as Gordon Hirabaya shi\, a first generation Japanese American who was a student at the Univer sity of Washington during World War II. Hirabayashi was jailed for violati ng the curfew and internment orders imposed on West Coast residents of Jap anese descent\, turning himself into the FBI to protest that the orders we re acts of racial discrimination. After losing his appeal to the Supreme C ourt\, the Seattle native served prison time at a labor camp near Tucson\, where a recreation site now bears his name.\n\nGordon Hirabayashi died on January 2\, 2012\, at age 93. In April of this year\, President Obama pos thumously awarded Hirabayashi the Presidential Medal of Freedom\, the nati on&rsquo\;s highest civilian honor.\n\nDirected by Lisa Rothe\, <em>Hold T hese Truths</em>&nbsp\;depicts how Hirabayashi agonized over the forcible removal of all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. Hirabayashi journeys toward a greater understanding of America&rsquo\;s triumphs &ndas h\; and a confrontation with its failures.\n\nThe performance schedule for &nbsp\;<em>Hold These Truths</em>&nbsp\;is Saturdays\, Sundays\, and Monda ys at 7:00 p.m.\, with matinees on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Post-show discussi ons will follow each performance.\n\nTo purchase tickets\, please visit&nb sp\;<a href="http://epictheatreensemble.org/" target="_blank">www.epicthea treensemble.org</a>&nbsp\;or call 866-811-4111. SUMMARY:Hold These Truths: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi -- A Solo Play by Jeanne Sakata URL:/en/events/2012/10/12/hold-these-truths-the-journey-of-gordon-hirabayas / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR