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11.20.2007

dawn's light: the journey of gordon hirabayashi


The East West Players' latest production is Dawn's Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi, currently running through December 2 at the David Henry Hwang Theater in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Written by Jeanne Sakata and starring Ryun Yu, it's a one-actor play that tells the true story of Japanese American college student in Seattle who refused to sign himself into internment camps during World War II. During the course of the play, he fights to reconcile his country's betrayal with his Constitutional beliefs, journeying towards a greater understanding of America's triumphs and failures. For more information about the play, go here. Here's also a rather tepid review of the play from the Los Angeles Times: Story of Japanese American who fought internment lacks punch