Citizen 13559: The Journal of Ben Uchida

Adapted by Naomi Iizuka
Based on the Dear America series book by Barry Denenberg
Produced with special permission from Scholastic

February 8–March 4, 2018

“I was born here. I’m from here. I’m American.”

Witness the story of 12-year-old Ben Uchida, a Japanese-American boy whose life is changed forever following the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor. When the U.S. government forces Japanese-American citizens into internment camps, Ben and his family must face difficult truths about the idea of home. One young person’s struggle to understand a society allowing mass discrimination against its citizens poses questions as urgent today as they were in the past. 

SCT proudly brings this story to young audiences. In our dedication to providing bold, honest narratives to children, we aim to inspire empathy and compassion. Theater is a safe place to explore and honor the past as we prepare for the future. Audiences who valued Hana's Suitcase will appreciate this unforgettable production.

Eve Alvord Theatre

Age Recommendation: For Ages 9+

Running Time: Approximately 1h 10m. No intermission.


ASL Interpreted Performances:
Public - February 24, 1:00pm
Schools - March 1, 10:30am

Audio Described Performances:
Public - March 3, 1:00pm
Schools - March 2, 10:30am

Sensory Friendly/Relaxed Performance:
February 25, 1:00pm  Buy Here or 206-441-3322

Recommended age: 9+ 

Discussion topics:

RESILIENCE

IDENTITY

HISTORY

EXCLUSION

 

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