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2/19/09: Block 8

Bryan Kido in Plan B Theatre Company's \"Block 8\"
Bryan Kido in Plan B Theatre Company's \"Block 8\"

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – On February 19, 1942, FDR signed the order that authorized the internment of Japanese-Americans. When it was all said and done, some 110,000 people were held in "War Relocation Camps" including Topaz in Utah's Sevier Desert. A new play by Plan B Theatre Company opens this weekend, and it explores the questions of trust and loyalty that internees struggled with. On this anniversary of FDR's order, we're talking about the play, and about the Americans that became "the enemy."

  • Plan B Theatre Company's "Block 8" runs February 20 - March 8. For tickets and information, call 801-355-ARTS or click here
  • The American West Center is hosting Impounded: A Photographic Exhibit, a collection of works by Ansel Adams and Dorthea Lange. On February 19 at 4:00 p.m. there'll be a special lecture on the work by Columbia University Professor Y. Okihiro. The events take place at the University of Utah, and for more information, click here
  • Visit the Topaz Museum on-line.

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