Free play readings of an abridged version of “Question 27, Question 28” by Chay Yew, directed by Alberto Isaac, will be presented at the following locations:
Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at Benjamin Franklin Library, 2200 E. First St., Los Angeles. Parking lot and additional parking available across the street at Boyle Heights City Hall.
Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at Malabar Library, 2801 Wabash Ave., Los Angeles. Street parking.
Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. at Robert Louis Stevenson Library, 803 Spence St., Los Angeles. Street parking.
Cast: Jully Lee, Alison Minami, Sammi Smith and Diana Toshiko.
What happened to the women of the Japanese American incarceration? How did these brave women keep hope in the American dream alive? Based on transcripts, documents, personal testimonies, and interviews, Yew’s play is both heart-wrenching and inspiring, weaving stories of the struggles, resilience and courage of Japanese American female detainees held in the camps during World War II.
Artists at Play presents this free reading in partnership with Center Theatre Group’s The Shop, a program that provides Boyle Heights community residents with opportunities to make theater a part of everyday life.