Hold These Truths

November 18 – December 4, 2016

Hold These Truths
By Jeanne Sakata
Directed by Leslie Ishii

A man discovers America’s triumphs and confronts its failures
Gordon Hirabayashi, the son of Japanese immigrants, had just graduated from the University of Washington when he was ordered to report to internment camps outside of Seattle. Gordon chose to fight US Government action rather than obey an order he felt was unlawful. His experiences in the courts and camps of the time sparked his passion for the U.S. constitution, and the courage of his convictions led him to the Supreme Court and a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. This one man show staring Greg Watanabe is his true story.


Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:30pm Pay-As-You-Can Preview
Friday, November 18, 2016 7:30pm Opening Night
Saturday, November 19, 2016 7:30pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 4:00pm Pay-As-You-Can
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 7:30pm Pay-As-You-Can
Friday, November 25, 2016 7:30pm Beer Friday
Saturday, November 26, 2016 7:30pm
Sunday, November 27, 2016 4:00pm
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:30pm
Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:30pm
Friday, December 2, 2016 7:30pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 4:00pm
Gordon Hirabayashi Greg Watanabe*

*Members of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers

Actor Profile

headshot-15Greg recently made his Broadway debut in Allegiance and was recently seen in EXIT THE KING at the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey and A SINGLE SHARD at People’s Light

Greg’s theater credits include the world premiere productions of THE BALLAD OF YACHIYO (Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Public Theater-New York) ,  BUTCHER’S BURDEN (Asian American Theater Company), THE SUMMER MOON (A Contemporary Theater, South Coast Repertory Theatre), 10,000 YEARS (written and produced by John Ridley), NO-NO BOY (adapted by Ken Narasaki),  THE HAPPY ONES (South Coast Rep, L.A. Drama Critics Circle nomination for Best Featured Performance) and EXTRAORDINARY CHAMBERS (The Geffen Playhouse, Ovation nomination for Best Featured Actor).

Greg also appeared as ‘DHH’ in YELLOW FACE at Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company (San Diego Theater Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play).

Other appearances include GOLDEN CHILD at the Signature Theater in New York, EXTRAORDINARY CHAMBERS at Mo’olelo (San Diego Theater Critics Circle nomination for Best Ensemble), MAPLE AND VINE at Cygnet Theatre, and MILVOTCHKEE, VISCONSIN at Mo’olelo.

His film and television credits include Madam Secretary, Aquarius, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Reno 911!, Only The Brave,  Americanese, and Life Tastes Good.

Greg is member of the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors. The documentary about them, ‘Mighty Warriors of Comedy’ won a Northern California Emmy.

Director Leslie Ishii
Scenic Designer Akiko Rotch
Lighting Designer Art Rotch
Costume Designer Sara Clement
Sound Designer John Zalewski
Stage Manager Jess Jones
Assistant Director Joseph Biagini
Assistant Stage Manager Veronica Murray

Ticket Information

Friday – $33 adult / $29 senior or military / $22 student
Saturday – $37 adult /  $32 senior or military / $25 student
Thurs/Sunday – $27 adults / $23 senior or military / $16 student


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Group Pricing
A 25% discount is available for groups of 10 or more.


Perseverance Theatre

914 Third St.
Douglas, AK 99824


Perseverance Theatre, 914 Third Street, Douglas, AK 99824