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Performs: January 24th – February 12th, 2017

Targeted to Grades: 6th – 12th

Video of “Hana’s Suitcase” (story overview)

What is the purpose of remembering and the consequences of forgetting?

Standards: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats (KS & MO RL.6-12.7)

Hana’s Suitcase

  • Students follow the true story of a group of Japanese students researching the Holocaust.
  • In modern-day Tokyo, a new Holocaust education center acquires a suitcase. The director of the center and several students set out on a journey to discover the story it holds.
  • Audiences will join the student characters as they learn the fate of the suitcase’s young owner, Hana Brady, through the story hidden within.
“If Hana’s story is a sad one, if it makes us feel sadder than sad, we must find a way out of the sadness. Agreed?”—Fumiko Ishioka in Hana’s Suitcase


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