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“Good Citizen” presented by The West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community
May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Staged reading of Good Citizen
Presented by The West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community
Monday, May 6 at 7:00 pm
West Linn Lutheran Church
The West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community is pleased to present a staged reading of the play Good Citizen by George Taylor. This event is co-sponsored with the West Linn Lutheran Church. The project is supported in part by a grant from the Clackamas County Cultural Program (managed by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance) and made possible by funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Good Citizen taps into the darker currents of Oregon’s history of the 1940’s. One cold night in March, a young Japanese-American walks the streets of Portland trying to get arrested. “Run along home, sonny boy,” says a cop on the beat, “before you get into trouble.” This is exactly what the young attorney wants. He flashes some papers at the police station and is thrown into the drunk tank. The year is 1942. The man is Minoru Yasui, and he’s out to test the constitutionality of a military curfew imposed on all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast.
The cast includes Scott Sakatmoto, Brett Wilson, Soren Gillaspy, Thien Kim Bui, Cynthia Shur Petts, Robin Woolman, Jenna Yokoyama, Sumi Wu. A moderated discussion will follow the performance.