YAS: A Thousand Cranes

Saturday, February 18 at 11am
Little Theater

by Kathryn Schultz Miller
Based on the book by Eleanor Coerr

This is a true story of the young Japanese girl Sadako Sasaki, who inspired an international peace movement.  A Thousand Cranes combines Japanese and American language, music and dance, and highlights Japanese society in the after-math of World War II.  Sadako was 2 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.  When she later developed radiation sickness, Sadako remembered an old story: if a person will just make 1000 cranes, the gods will grant her a wish and make her healthy.  Sadako did not live to finish her cranes, but her friends took up the task and built a monument for her and all the children killed by the atomic bomb.  "This is our cry, this is our prayer.  Peace on Earth."

Appropriate for grades 5 - 12.

Performance Time:

Saturday, February 18 at 11am
Little Theater (400 Jefferson St.)

Ticket Price

Adult Children (-12)

February 18

$12.50 $10.00


A program of Centenary University's Theater Department produced by NextStage Repertory.

Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series is performed by Centenary University Theater Department students.