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Broadway Center presents

Nihonjin Face

A Civil Rights Legacy Tour Performance

Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
and 5:00 p.m.
Studio 3
Tickets: FREE Community Event
Please note that seats are on a first come, first serve basis. Some tickets may be standing room only.
PLEASE NOTE: The 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. performances are SOLD OUT. Call the Box Office at 253.591.5894 for wait list information.
A follow-up FREE performance will be held at UW Tacoma on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

2:00 p.m. join a historic walk from the site of the Tacoma Japanese Language School (now part of the UW Tacoma campus) to Studio 3 for the performances of Nihonjin Face. Meet at the "W" sculpture at S. 19th St. & Jefferson Ave. (the top of the UWT stairs, across from The Swiss) The tour will end at the Broadway Center. Please note the walking tour will go up and down steep sidewalks. Dress appropriately for the weather.

4:00 p.m. Enjoy a panel discussion between performances.
February 19, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans on the west coast during World War II. Examining how this chapter of American history – which was unaddressed until President Reagan’s 1988 apology, but still resonates to this day – this new play connects with the Civil Rights era of Dr. King. Now, we examine how we can uphold civil rights for all today. Inspired by true stories of South Sound families, following a family as they are forced to leave their home in Tacoma for an unknown destination. It’s 1942, the country is engaged in World War II, and the US Government incarcerates 120,000 Japanese Americans for reasons of national security. During their three years of incarceration, the family learns the impact of incarceration and develops empathy for others facing civil rights challenges.


Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Education Program

Gottfried & Mary Fuchs Foundation

Wells Fargo

Boeing Company

Florence Kilworth Foundation