The Ancestors' Box (play)

Play for children by Christina Hamlett that takes place during and after World War II and explores the wartime expulsion and incarceration of Japanese Americans. The play centers on Japanese American teenager Amy Sasaki, who is sent to an unspecified American concentration camp with her family, and her best friend Lily Danvers, a white teenager who stays behind. The play's scenes take play just prior to the Sasakis leaving for camp from their home in Anaheim, California, in 1942, upon their return in 1945, and in 2000. The estimated length of a performance is 35 minutes.

The Ancestor's Box was first published in the March 2013 issue of Plays Magazine, a periodical that publishes plays meant for productions featuring school age performers and audiences.

Authored by Brian Niiya, Densho

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