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            "description": "Play that tells the story of one family's wartime incarceration through puppets made out of ordinary objects. Performed by the San Francisco Bay area based \"object theatre company\" Lunatique Fantastique, which was founded by Liebe Wetzel,\n  \n   E.O. 9066\n  \n  tells its story nearly silently, with objects such a tea set, table cloth, and old suitcase brought to life by company members, dubbed \"manipulators.\" Debuting in 2003, the show was performed at several venues in the Bay Area over the next few years as well as in Utah in 2005 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of\n  \n   Topaz\n  \n  , where the play is set.\n  \n\n    [1]",
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            "description": "Musical play set in a Japanese American concentration camp at Christmastime.\n  \n   Christmas in Camp\n  \n  , by playwright Dom Magwili, was the second play in East West Players' 1981–82 season—entitled \"Kidoairaku\"—in which all four plays centered on the Japanese American incarceration story. It premiered December 10, 1981. The central character is Hannah Sasaki, a disabled teenage girl in camp, whose letters to an older sister who had escaped camp through \"\n  \n   voluntary evacuation\n  \n  \" propel the story. Hannah ends up organizing a Christmas show to improve morale in the camp. The show, consisting of popular Christmas songs, is then performed for both the camp and theater audiences.",
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            "description": "Play by Lane Nishikawa, set in the\n  \n   Gila River\n  \n  , Arizona, concentration camp, that tells the story of the Wakabayashi family. Told in a flashback after\n  \n   Nisei\n  \n  daughter Mitsue revisits the site in 1972, the play incorporates the arrest and internment of the\n  \n   Issei\n  \n  patriarch, the military service (in the\n  \n   Military Intelligence Service\n  \n  ) of a baseball loving son, and relationships with Native Americans on whose land the camp had been built. The play premiered in 1999 at the Gila River Arts and Crafts Center and has been subsequently performed at the World Theater at California State University at Monterey Bay and the Japan America Theatre in Los Angeles.",
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            "description": "Two-act musical comedy play set in\n  \n   Minidoka\n  \n  that follows the preparations for a camp beauty contest. The play's timeline parallels that of an actual beauty contest at the camp in January and February 1943, a time that also saw the\n  \n   loyalty questionnaire\n  \n  and the call for volunteers for the\n  \n   442nd Regimental Combat Team\n  \n  . The book for the play was written by Seattle attorney Gary Iwamoto, with music and lyrics contributed by Iwamoto along with Richard Lewis, Lisa Pan, Erin Flory, Diane Wong, Ken Kubota, Stan Asis, Masaye Okano Nakagawa, and Brian Higham.",
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            "description": "Two-act documentary play by Chay Yew that was first produced in 2004. The play tells the story of the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans from the West Coast and its aftermath through the voices of a variety of Japanese American and non-Japanese American women. All of the play's lines come from \"interviews, transcripts and testimonials\" by women who lived through that experience. The cast includes four characters, three Asian and one Caucasian, who read the lines, with the real life figure from whose testimony they come from first identified. Among the many women whose words are used are\n  \n   Yuri Kochiyama\n  \n  ,\n  \n   Monica Sone\n  \n  ,\n  \n   Mary Tsukamoto\n  \n  ,\n  \n   Yoshiko Uchida\n  \n  , and many others, including some non-Japanese Americans such as teacher Eleanor Gerard Sekerak and\n  \n   Eleanor Roosevelt\n  \n  . The title of the play comes from two contentious questions on the so-called\n  \n   loyalty questionnaire\n  \n  administered to the Japanese American detainees in early 1943.",
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            "description": "Play based on the\n  \n   Mitsuye Endo\n  \n  case developed by Theatre Espresso for performance in schools. A short play that takes place in the courtroom,\n  \n   Justice at War: The Story of the Japanese Internment Camps\n  \n  is a fictionalized version of\n  \n   Endo Supreme Court\n  \n  case, including as characters former head of the Western Defense Command General\n  \n   John DeWitt\n  \n  , one of the main architects of the forced exclusion of Japanese Americans; Endo's lawyer\n  \n   James Purcell\n  \n  ; Solicitor General\n  \n   Charles Fahy\n  \n  , who prosecuted the case for the government; Supreme Court Justice Harlan Stone; and Mitsuye Endo. (In the actual\n  \n   Endo\n  \n  case, neither DeWitt, who had by then been replaced as head of the Western Defense Command, nor Endo herself, appeared before the court.) The student audience plays the role of the judges and is asked to decide the questions posed by the case.",
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