Feb. 26 — “The Betrayed: A Love Story,” a play by Nisei playwright Hiroshi Kashiwagi, will be staged on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Toyota Meeting Hall, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. General admission: $25.
Produced by the Grateful Crane Ensemble,“ the two-act play deals with the conflict caused by two government-issued “loyalty” questions #27 & #28 in February 1943, and how these questions separated individuals—and an entire community—into two opposing factions.
Directed by Darrell Kunitomi, with original music by Scott Nagatani, the show features Brian Takahashi and Diana Toshiko as the young couple in camp, and Kurt Kuniyoshi and Helen Ota as Tak and Grace 40 years later. Mary Kageyama Nomura, aka the “Songbird of Manzanar,” will also be on hand to sing a special song at the top of the show.
For tickets and information, call the Grateful Crane Ensemble Hotline, (323) 769-5503.