Mark your calendars for Friday, September 22, and Saturday, September 23, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, September 24, at 2 p.m., when the San Juan College Silhouette Series presents a Children’s Theatre production of Thousand Cranes, in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Center.
Thousand Cranes presents the true and poignant story of Sadako Saski, who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on the small city of Hiroshima. Twelve years later, Sadako discovers that she has leukemia, an effect of the bombing. Her friend suggests that if a sick person folds a thousand origami cranes, the gods will grant her wish to make her healthy. Sadako folds hundreds of beautiful, colorful paper cranes and calls to the spirit of her grandmother. As if in a dream, Sadako folds a giant crane that comes to life and flies them to the mountain of her ancestors. She died on October 25, 1955. In 1958 a statue was unveiled in Hiroshima Peace Park in her honor. Each year on August 6, the anniversary of the bombing, thousands of people bring paper cranes to adorn the statue.
Don’t miss this performance. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 seniors and students; and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase online at sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. For tickets or further information, call the San Juan College Box Office at 505-566-3430.