Daniel Dae Kim & Honolulu Theatre for Youth present Hold These Truths, February 21 - March 2

This one's for all of you theater fans in Hawaii... The acclaimed Off-Broadway drama Hold These Truths, Jeanne Sakata's one-man show inspired by the true story of second generation Japanese American internment activist Gordon Hirabayashi, comes to Hawaii this week for a limited engagement, February 21 to March 2, at the Honolulu Theatre for Youth's Tenney Theatre.

Directed by Lisa Rothe and starring actor Joel de la Fuente, the show is presented by producer/actor Daniel Dae Kim and Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY). The production is dedicated to the memory of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, and proceeds will support the non-profit theatre and drama education programs of HTY.

Here's some more information about the show:


Run Dates:

OPENING NIGHT Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday February 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday February 24 at 3:00 p.m.
Thursday February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
CLOSING NIGHT Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.

General admission is $20 for adults; $15 for students/seniors; limited premium seating available for $30. Tickets may be ordered online at www.htyweb.org or by calling HTY at (808) 839-9885.

HOLD THESE TRUTHS is set in Seattle during World War II, where Hirabayashi, a University of Washington student, is agonizing over U.S. 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.

President Obama posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Hirabayashi (1918-2012), the nation's highest civilian honor, in April 2012.
Props to Daniel Dae Kim for helping to bring this awesome production to Hawaii. He and Joel de la Fuente have been close friends for years since attending the Graduate Acting Program together at NYU. (You may have also recently seen Joel guest starring on Hawaii Five-0.)

The show opens this Thursday, February 21. For further information on Hold These Truths, and to purchase tickets, visit the Honolulu Theatre for Youth's website.

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