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San Diego Rep Play Tells True Story Of Man Who Refused To Be Interned

Ryun Yu is pictured in a performance of

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Above: Ryun Yu is pictured in a performance of "Hold These Truths."

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A play at the San Diego Repertory Theatre tells the story of Gordon Hirabayashi, an American citizen of Japanese descent who refused to enter an internment camp during World War II — firm in the belief that his rights as a citizen should be protected.

Aired: December 2, 2019 | Transcript

A play at the San Diego Repertory Theatre tells the story of Gordon Hirabayashi, an American citizen of Japanese descent who refused to enter an internment camp during World War II — firm in the belief that his rights as a citizen should be protected.

"Hold These Truths" runs through December 8 at the Rep’s Lyceum Space.

Playwright Jeanne Sakata and actor Ryun Yu, who plays Hirabayashi and 37 other characters in the one-man play, joined Midday Edition on Monday to discuss why they believe the play is more relevant now than when it was first performed in 2007.

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