PUBLISHED: 5:18 PM on Wednesday, April 6, 2005
Northern Lights Junior Theatre is in final rehearsals of "The Story of Sadako," a play based on the true story of Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl who died in 1955 from leukemia, a result of exposure to the atomic blast in Hiroshima. Sadako is told that if she folds 1000 origami paper cranes, she will get her wish to overcome her illness. The play is based on a script written by Mimi Katano and employs the creativity of J. Althea who is co-directing with Janice Hurley. The cast has worked diligently, learning not only their parts, but also, through the study groups that are de rigeur with J. Althea's plays, learning about the history of the atomic bomb, WWII, and life in a Japanese internment camp. The play will show Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 at Northern Light United Church.