February 13, 2005
Written by Chay Yew
Directed by Julieanne Ehre
Featuring: Mary Ann de la Cruz, Stephanie Gaddy, Cheryl Hamada, and Elaine Robinson
What happened to the women of the Japanese American internment? How did these brave women keep their 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 heart-wrenching and inspiring, weaving together stories of the struggles, resilience and courage of Japanese American female detainees held in the American internment camps during World War II.
Performed 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 was co-sponsored by the 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, the Chicago Chapter of the Japanese American Service Committee, and Silk Road Theatre Project.
Performed at the DePaul University Student Center