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.