BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150502T000000Z DTEND:20150502T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>REVIEWS:\n </strong> &quot\;Actor Blake Kushi\, who app ears in the HOLD THESE TRUTHS\, is not yet a household name\, but he deser ves to become one. In this production\, he plays each character from the h eart - especially the protagonist. His versatility enables him to perform multiple characters who speak in Japanese and English and whose voices\, a ccents\, and facial expressions differ from each other's. The result is a brilliant performance.&quot\; -- <strong></strong>\n\n&qu ot\;Carrying a show alone that&rsquo\;s nearly two hours long is not easy\ , especially when the show deals with such heavy duty issues. Thankfully\, both Jeanne Sakata&rsquo\;s writing and Blake Kushi&rsquo\;s performance are excellent. The script has many upbeat&mdash\;and some downright funny& mdash\;moments. Kushi has a great stage presence\, and is very likable\, w hich this role requires. Throughout the play\, Kushi also portrays Hirabay ashi&rsquo\;s father\, mother\, college friends and lawyer\, as well as se veral other characters\, all with great skill.&quot\; -- <strong>Coachella Valley Independent</strong>\n\n&quot\;He is portrayed by talented LA-base d actor Blake Kushi. It falls to Kushi\, who plays multiple roles\, to viv idly bring to life the events that occurred over a four year time frame\, and its aftermath. ... It&rsquo\;s a creative blending of theatrical conve ntions that lend weight and heft to the captivating\, and at times\, poign ant onstage performance of Blake Kushi.&quot\; -- <strong>Desert Star Week ly</strong>\n\n&quot\;...a one-man play starring the remarkable Japanese-A merican actor\, Blake Kushi. ... It's a compelling story that will astound most theater-goers.&quot\; -- <strong>The Desert Sun</strong>\n\nLIMITED ENGAGEMENT:&nbsp\; Wednesday\, April 15 &ndash\; Sunday\, May 3\, 2015\n < strong></strong>\n<strong>HOLD THESE TRUTHS\n The Journey of Gordon Hiraba yashi\n </strong> A solo play by <strong>Jeanne Sakata&nbsp\;</strong>\n\n starring <strong>Blake Kushi\n </strong>\n<em>Hold These Truths</em> is ba sed on the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi\, an American sociologist best known for his principled resistance to the Japanese-American internment d uring WWII.&nbsp\; Jeanne Sakata&rsquo\;s script was inspired by hours of interviews with Mr. Hirabyashi and several of his friends from the 1940s.\ n\n&ldquo\;Gordon Hirabayashi should be a household name\, like Rosa Parks \,&rdquo\; said CVRep Artistic Director\, Ron Celona.&nbsp\; &ldquo\;When I saw <em>Hold These Truths</em> several years ago\, I knew this was a sto ry that must be told\, and that I would one day bring it to the Coachella Valley.&nbsp\; It was the inspiration for this season&rsquo\;s theme of 'T he American Melting Pot\,'&rdquo\; Celona explains.\n\nIn May 2012\, Gordo n Hirabayashi was posthumously awarded our nation&rsquo\;s highest civilia n honor\, The Presiential Medal of Freedom.\n\nShow times are <strong>7:30 p.m.\, Wednesday through Saturday\, </strong> with matinees at <strong>2: 00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.</strong>\n<strong></strong>\n<strong><em>F or more information and to purchase tickets\, visit the Coachella Valley R epertory Theatre's home page at:</em> &nbsp\; <span style="color: #0066cc\ ;"><span style="color: #0066cc\;"><span style="color: #0066cc\;"><span sty le="color: #0066cc\;"><span style="color: #0066cc\;"><a href="http://cvrep .org/"></a> </strong> DTSTAMP:20240528T175350Z SUMMARY:PLAY: Hold These Truths - The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi (Matin ee) - CLOSING WEEK! URL:/en/events/2015/05/02/play-hold-these-truths-the-journey-of-gordon-h/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR