During World War II, student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government’s orders to forcibly incarcerate people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. Struggling to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the Constitution, he journeys toward greater understanding of America’s triumphs – and confrontation with its failures.

“the powerful and moving story of one man, who, in his own words could not give up on the Constitution”StageScene LA

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Apr 24 2014

Photos from Hold These Truths

Hold These Truths opened last night at PlayMakers. Catch Joel de la Fuente in Jeanne Sakata‘s inspiring production about Presidential...

Apr 23 2014

Meet Joel de la Fuente

We are pleased to welcome Joel de la Fuente to Chapel Hill for his first appearance with PlayMakers. Joel portrays Gordon Hirabayashi in Hold These Truths...

Apr 21 2014

"Hold These Truths" Takes the Stage

Wednesday is opening night for PlayMakers’ season finale, Hold These Truths, a thought provoking play by Jeanne Sakata inspired by the true story...

Apr 15 2014

Fight for These Truths

On February 19, 1942, ten weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 and thereby granted Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson the authority to designate military zones...

REVIEWS

One-man show ‘Hold These Truths’ feels like an ensemble production
By Robert McNeely
The Daily Tar Heel
April 26, 2014

“Hold These Truths” Is Mesmerizing and Multidimensional
By Susie Potter
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
April 25, 2014

HOLD THESE TRUTHS at PlayMakers
By Kate Dobbs Ariail
The Five Points Star
April 25, 2014

Theater review: PlayMakers’ Hold These Truths
By Kate Dobbs Ariail
INDY Week
April 24, 2014

PlayMakers Shines Light on America’s Dark Past in Hold These Truths
By Nathan Jones
Classical Voice of North Carolina
April 23, 2014

 

NEWS

‘Hold These Truths’ performed at PlayMakers
By Karishma Patel
The Daily Tar Heel
April 23, 2014
 
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
April 20, 2014

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