Genre: Other
By Jeanne Sakata; Directed by Lisa Rothe

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College presents the first staged reading in the First Throws Play Reading Series, Jeanne Sakata’s "Dawn’s Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi", directed by Lisa Rothe and featuring Joel de la Fuente, on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 7pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue, NYC. Admission is FREE and reservations are requested at dawnslightppc@aol.com.

"First Throws" is John Jay’s first playwright salon, presenting new theatrical works and readings in a casual setting. "First Throws" presents new works that examine issues of justice with an artistic perspective.

"Dawn’s Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi", a solo play by Jeanne Sakata, was inspired by a true story. During World War II in Seattle, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi agonizes over U.S. government orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast.  As he fights to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S. Constitution, Gordon journeys toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs --- and a confrontation with its failures.

Open:   02/22/10
Close:   02/22/10

February 22 at 7pm
Theater:   Gerald W. Lynch Theater
Address:   899 Tenth Avenue
New York,
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Cost:Admission is free. Reservations are requested at dawnslightppc@aol.com. or Call: at