Because of our relationship with Off-Broadway’s Epic Theatre Ensemble, we are able to extend special tickets offers THIS WEEKEND for the New York premiere of a new play called HOLD THESE TRUTHS by Jeanne Sakata. The play is a one-man show about the journey – legal, historical, and spiritual – of Japanese-American Gordon Hirabayashi, who challenged both the curfew and the exclusion orders of the Japanese internment during World War II. The play engages the audience with both a deep understanding of America’s promise and a confrontation with its failures and features Joel de la Fuente as Gordon and 25 other characters from his life and times. The producers are offering us two special ticket codes for this weekend’s performances, which are at the 14th Street Theatre, in the YMHA at 344 East 14th St, between 1st and 2nd Aves:
On Friday, October 19, at 8pm, or Saturday, October 20, at 7pm, you can see the show for $25, and stay for talkbacks with either Tom de Luca, Political Science professor at Fordham University, or Andy von Salis, the Clerk of the New York Quarterly Meeting of Friends (Gordon was a Quaker, and Andy’s personal friend). Just go to www.epictheatreensemble.org, click on the image of “Hold These Truths” on the front page, and enter code “EPJO25” when buying your tickets.
On Monday, October 22, at 6:30pm, you can see the show and attend a special event afterwards with Neal Katyal, former Acting U.S. Solicitor General, for just $30! Mr. Katyal was a key modern champion of Gordon’s struggle, helping him receive (posthumously) the Presidential Medal of Freedom – he also, of course, has argued some of the most important cases of our time before the Supreme Court. Mr. Katyal will be speaking after the show with the playwright Jeanne Sakata – and, yes, knowing there is a Presidential debate that night, the producers promise to get you out by 8:30 so you can get home by 9pm! Use code “EPLC30” on the website.
Epic’s mission is to foster civic dialogue on critical issues, and so it’s important for them to bend over backwards to get people in to the theatre who might not normally consider themselves theatre-goers but who have something special to contribute to, or glean from, the discussion. They would love to see you at the theatre!