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News Release

Peru Theatre Co. to present A Thousand Cranes

Sept. 27-29


(Peru, Neb.) The Peru Theatre Company will present its first production of the 2012-13 season this weekend with the premier of a student directed one-act play, A Thousand Cranes by Kathryn Schultz Miller.

The performances, which are free and open to the public, will be held in Jindra Fine Arts’ Benford Auditorium. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Show times are:

Thursday, Sept. 27 - 7:30 p.m.                                                                                          Friday, Sept. 28 - 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29 - 7:30 p.m.

The play is directed by Lomus Khatiwada, a junior computer management information systems and mathematics major from Kathmandu, Nepal.

A Thousand Cranes is a critically-acclaimed script that tells the true and poignant story of Sadako Saski, a young girl stricken with radiation sickness (leukemia) 10 years after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. Based on the popular children’s book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, the script echoes Sadako’s greatest wish, “This is our cry, this is our prayer, peace in the world.”

The Peru Theatre Company’s production is appropriate for audiences of all ages and is family friendly.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Director of Theatre Josh Young at 402-872-2285 or