Question 27, Question 28


February 13 - February 13, 2005

A Staged Reading

Written by Chay Yew
Directed by Julieanne Ehre

Featuring: Mary Ann de la Cruz, Stephanie Gaddy, Cheryl Hamada, and Elaine Robinson

Dramaturg: Kyle Gorden

DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, 2:00 pm

What happened to the women of the Japanese American internment? How did these brave women keep hope in the American dream alive? Based on transcripts, documents, personal testimonies, and interviews with Japanese American female internees, Chay Yew’s Question 27, Question 28 is both heartwrenching and inspiring, weaving stories of the struggles, resilience and courage of Japanese American female detainees held in the American internment camps during World War II.

Followed by a Q & A session with playwright Chay Yew.

Presented as part of the Japanese-American community’s annual Day of Remembrance commemorating the 63rd Anniversary of the Signing of Executive Order 9066. Day of Remembrance is being co-sponsored by Chicago Japanese American Council, Chicago Japanese American Historical Society, DePaul University, Delta Phi Lambda Asian Interest Sorority, DePaul University, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Japanese American Citizens League, Chicago Chapter Japanese American Service Committee, and Silk Road Theatre Project.