One Thousand Cranes
By Colin Thomas - translated by Toyoshi Yoshihara, directed by Jun Isomura
Performed in Japanese by Bunkaza Theatre Company (Tokyo), with accompanying English surtitles and storytelling by Nan Gregory
Frederic Wood Theatre
Friday, February 10, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Colin Thomas' award-winning play weaves together the stories of two twelve-year-olds: Sadako, the girl whose death by radiation-induced leukemia is commemorated in Hiroshima's monument of one thousand cranes; and Buddy, a Canadian boy whose life is being overtaken by his fears of nuclear war.
A year after the recent nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, this beautifully crafted show from Tokyo puts a human face to nuclear fallout. It also coincides with the UBC Museum of Anthropology’s exhibition ひろしま hiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako, an installation of 48 photographs of clothing and personal items left behind by victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima (on view through February12).
Tickets Adults $32/seniors $28/students $24/Family Pack $50 (max 2 adults & 2 children under 12, available by phone or in person only)
Box Office 604.822.2678 or http://ubctheatre.universitytickets.com
Address Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Road, UBC
Sponsors: The Metropolitan Tokyo Government; Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver; Theatre at UBC; UBC St. John's College; UBC Museum of Anthropology; Office of the Dean, UBC Faculty of Arts; Vancouver Save Article 9; and Tonarigumi. Performed in conjunction with the exhibition ひろしま hiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako, at the UBC Museum of Anthropology through February 12, 2012.