A team of lawyers use a little known legal writ to fight to overturn the conviction of Fred Korematsu, unjustly sentenced for resisting the WWII mass incarceration of all Japanese Americans on the West Coast. While the government uses every tactic to make the case go away, the lawyers and their defendant insist on nothing short of justice.
The play draws much inspiration from Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and his Quest for Justice by Lorraine K. Bannai (University of Washington Press 2015) and Justice Delayed by Peter Irons (Wesleyan University Press 1989).
L.A. Theatre Works is proud to release one of two new recordings sponsored by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library.
Will include a virtual video table read with the cast, and a Zoom conversation with some of the actual lawyers and advocates who inspired the play.