Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 5:27 PM
Subject: Press release: Pima Community College Center for the Arts - A Thousand Cranes

Pima Community College Theatre Arts presents the inspirational family offering “A Thousand Cranes”

What: PCC Theatre Arts presents Kathryn Schultz Miller’s “A Thousand Cranes”
PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709
When: Sept. 26-Oct. 5, Fri.-Sat. at 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m.
Open to the public: Tickets are $6. Box office hours: Tue.-Fri., noon-5p.m. and one hour prior to each performance. 520-206-6986,

Tucson, Arizona--PCC Theatre Arts presents the family offering “A Thousand Cranes” by Kathryn Schultz Miller’s, directed by Betsy Kruse Craig and featuring PCC students. The production runs September 26 through October 5 in PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Crane Day, a free event for families featuring games, origami, entertainment and treats, is Saturday, September 13 at 9-11 a.m. in the Black Box Theatre.

A Thousand Cranes is based on the true and uplifting story of young Sadako Sasaki, beautifully dramatized through movement and music. Sadako was only two years old when the atom bomb fell on Hiroshima during World War II. She survived without a scratch, but several years later is stricken with radiation sickness.
The crane, in Japan, is one of the mystical or sacred beasts and is said to live for a thousand years. An ancient Japanese legend promises that if a sick person folds a thousand cranes, the gods will grant the wish and make the person healthy again. Heartened by this tradition and urged by her friends and her grandmother’s spirit, Sadako begins to fold a thousand paper cranes. Relevant and visually splendid, the play reinforces the value hope, tradition and peace. The minimalistic Asian-stylized set transforms the stage without distracting from the magic of the movements.

The Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson (just west of downtown). For ticket information contact the box office at 206-6986 or

A photo call for the media is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Director Betsy Kruse Craig is available for interviews by calling 520-206-3063 (office), 520-260-6991 (cell phone) or e-mailing

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