You’re invited to see Colin Thomas’s play One Thousand Cranes, performed in Japanese by Tokyo’s Bunkaza Theatre Company, with accompanying English subtitles, as well as storytelling by CWILL BC’s Nan Gregory.
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 February 12).
Frederic Wood Theatre
Friday, February 10, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
For more information, please visit the UBC Theatre website.