AFSC Celebrates Play Commemorating Japanese Internment Camps

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Philadelphia actor Makoto Hirano gives voice to over thirty characters in a one-man tour-de-force performance about Gordon Hirabayashi. A college student who was simply looking for love and the American Dream, Gordon found himself confronted with the ultimate challenge to his freedom: the US government’s orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate people of Japanese ancestry during WWII. Gordon embarks on a profound and wild adventure in defense of our Constitution, discovering his Quaker faith, hitchhiking to prison, and taking his fight all the way to the Supreme Court.

JOIN US FOR THE FEBRUARY 15 PERFORMANCE AT 3PM, which will feature a special 33% off offer on regular priced tickets for AFSC community members using the code “AFSCTRUTHS.”  Special post-show talkback free with ticket following the performance with playwright Jeanne Sakata, who will General Secretary Shan Cretin of the American Friends Service Committee to shed a modern light on the historical issues, and examine the legacy of Gordon Hirabayashi today.

Purchase tickets at or call 866-411-8111. Find out more information about the play.

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February 12th – March 1st

At Plays & Players Theater

1714 Delancey Place, Phila. PA