Photo Flash TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 2018/19 season with Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata, an inspiring true story following Gordon Hirabayashi, a Japanese-American student who fought internment to a relocation camp during World War II. This Northern California premiere celebrates the human spirit as it chronicles Hirabayashi's journey from college in Seattle all the way to the Supreme Court, and eventually to a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Directed by Lisa Rothe, with Joel de la Fuente starring as Hirabayashi, Hold These Truths shares the story of a young man who passionately defends his Constitutional rights against an unexpected adversary: his own country. It will be presented July 11-August 5, 2018 (press opening: July 14) at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.

Hold These Truths made its world premiere in 2007 at East West Players in Los Angeles. In 2012, the solo play made its Off Broadway premiere at Epic Theatre Company starring Joel de la Fuente, and received a 2013 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance. Since its world premiere, it has gone on to play throughout the nation including theatres in Boston, Honolulu, Washington, D.C., Portland, and many others. Critics have lauded the period piece as "a top-notch production" (The New York Times), "particularly impactful" (TheaterMania), and a show which "gives hope that the arc of the moral universe does indeed eventually bend toward justice" (Los Angeles Times).

Joel de la Fuente makes his TheatreWorks debut as Gordon Hirabayashi. He has been seen in movies and on many television shows and such asThe Man in the High Castle, Madam Secretary, Hemlock Grove, Nurse Jackie, Hawaii 5-O, ER, Red Sparrow, The Adjustment Bureau, and more. De la Fuente has also performed throughout the United States at theatres including New York Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, The Public Theater, and others.

Photo Credit: Kevin Berne

Photo Flash  TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS
Joel de la Fuente

Photo Flash  TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS
Joel de la Fuente

Photo Flash  TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS
Joel de la Fuente

Photo Flash  TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS
Joel de la Fuente

Photo Flash  TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS
Joel de la Fuente

Photo Flash  TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS
Joel de la Fuente

Photo Flash  TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS
Joel de la Fuente

Photo Flash  TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS
Joel de la Fuente



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