Hold These Truths

October 07 - October 23, 2016 in the Dowling Studio

During World War II in Seattle, as the U.S. government forcibly relocated all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast into internment camps, 24-year-old college student Gordon Hirabayashi defied the exclusion order and was subsequently convicted and sentenced to prison. As he struggled to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S. Constitution, Gordon began a 50-year journey toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs – and a confrontation with its failures. See this national hero’s powerful story on stage in a tour-de-force performance by stage and screen actor Joel de la Fuente.

Part of the Level Nine Series, devoted to community dialogue about today’s most significant topics and questions.


Tickets in the Dowling Studio are $9. Seating in the Dowling Studio is General Admission.

All prices and performances subject to change.


Post-Play Discussions
Every performance includes a post-show discussion.


ASL Performances
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Audio Described Performances
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned Performances
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.


Joel de la Fuente


Director Lisa Rothe Set Designer Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams
Costume Designer Margaret E. Weedon Lighting Designer Cat Tate Starmer
Sound Designer Daniel Kluger Stage Manager Mary K. Botosan
Assistant Director BriAnna McCurry Daniels