In the wake of events such as the Sikh temple shooting in Milwaukee this past week by a white supremacist, the story of United States-run Japanese internment camps from World War II is especially pertinent.
“In many ways, it feels like we are exactly back at that same time. We are just as if not more afraid than we have ever been as a nation,” said Joel de la Fuente.
De la Fuente portrays Gordon Hirabayashi in a one-man play called Hold These Truths, which is based on the true story of a second-generation Japanese-American who refused to enter the internment camps after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The play debuts for one night only as part of Chautauqua Theater Company’s Chau-Talk-One series at 7 p.m. tonight in Bratton Theater.