Enter to win a family four-pack of tickets to The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559 at Oregon Children’s Theatre!
In 1942, 12-year-old Ben Uchida and his family are forcibly removed from their home in San Francisco and imprisoned at Mirror Lake, an American concentration camp, along with hundreds of thousands of other Japanese-American families. In this unfamiliar place, removed from everything he once knew, Ben’s emotional journey is even more upsetting than his physical one.
Originally commissioned by the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, this play details—with anger, despair, sadness, and hope—a dark chapter in this country’s history; it tells a story that is relevant, moving, and one that cannot be forgotten.
The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559
February 29–March 22, 2020
Saturdays at 2 pm & 5 pm
Sundays at 11 am & 2 pm
Fridays, 3/6 and 3/13, at 7 pm
Runtime: 60 minutes
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Recommended for ages 10 and up
Content Advisory: This show uses historically accurate language (from the 1940s/WWII), including racial slurs, and bias-motivated violence. Additionally, the play contains visual imagery and indirect references to suicide in the concentration camp. The word suicide is not used in the play, nor is the act dramatized or seen on stage.
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