Due to legal restrictions, People's Light was required to remove access to the filmed version of Hold These Truths on May 10, 2020.
While we're disappointed that this beautiful production wasn't able to play for a live audience, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to share it digitally. Gordon Hirabayashi's incredible story deserves to be told, especially now. Thank you to everyone who purchased the password-protected streaming link. Your support helps us honor our financial commitments to this intrepid team of cast, crew, designers, and staff.
As a young University of Washington student and practicing Quaker, Gordon Hirabayashi struggles to reconcile his deep admiration for the U.S. Constitution with the government’s 1942 orders to forcibly remove and intern over 120,000 people of Japanese descent from the West Coast. Gordon's remarkable resistance ultimately leads to the famous Supreme Court case Hirabayashi v. United States, and continues to resonate today as we encounter questions of national security, citizenship, and what it means to be an American. Steven Eng plays Gordon Hirabayashi (and 37 other characters!) in Jeanne Sakata's critically-acclaimed solo play.