This is the true story of Sadako, a Japanese girl who survived the bombing of Hiroshima as a baby only to discover, ten years later, that the radiation has left her stricken with Leukemia. Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes. According to the legend, if a person folds 1,000 paper cranes the gods will grant them a wish. Will she finish making the cranes in time?
The story of her struggle for survival led directly to the creation of World Peace Day.
Our production is unique in that in additional to spoken English, we have seamlessly interwoven
American Sign Language, which is spoken by everyone in the play.
Come share the story of one girl’s brave battle, and the wish that made her a national heroine in Japan.
In Spring 2011, ASL Friends United held ASL Poetry Night, this story is one of those performers at that night. The signing is relatively based on Edgar's Allen Poe's the Masque of the Red Death. The story talks about a prince who thought that he could protect his people from a spreading by the Red Death but ironically all of them are dead from somewhere inside the protection and it was so darkly and bloody.