Hold These Truths

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October 1 — November 13, 2016
In the Ellyn Bye Studio

Previews are Oct. 1-6 | Opening night Oct. 7
By Jeanne Sakata
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky

As the U.S. joins World War II, Gordon Hirabayashi agonizes over government orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. 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. Inspired by the true story of University of Washington student, Gordon Hirabayashi. Ryun Yu, who played Hirabayashi at ACT Theatre in Seattle, reprises the role at The Armory.

Run Time:
Approximately 90 minutes; no intermission.

Who’s Who:
View the cast and creative team bios.

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Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains mature language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production.

Perspectives Series:
Post-show conversations following the matinee performances on Oct. 16, 23 and 30.

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Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.,
Thursdays at noon*

*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar for more information.

Related News & Reviews

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Reviews of "Hold These Truths"

Posted 11 October 2016

"Hold These Truths is what theater should be: instructive, entertaining, thought-provoking, eye-opening."

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Happy Hour with Koji Osakaya Restaurant & Oregon Koto-Kai

Gather in the Ellyn Bye Studio lobby for food and harp music from Oregon Koto-Kai in a Happy Hour, Nov 10 6-7p.

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Resource Guide For Educators: Further Resources

Educators: Further Resources on the History of the Play

Resource Guide for Educators-Timeline of the Japanese American Story in WWII

Educator Resource- Timeline following the Japanese American Story

"Hold These Truths": A Message from the Playwright

"Gordon's story is a vitally important American one ... his tenacious quest for freedom echoes those of all who hunger and fight for justice ..."

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