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    "body": "<html><body><div id=\"databox-Plays\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Name:Christmas in Camp;\nFirstDate:1981-12-10;\nFinalDate:;\nLocation:East West Players;\nWriter:Dom Magwili;\nDirector:Mako; Shizuko Hoshi;\nProducer:;\nCreative:;\nTechnical:;\nCharacters:;\nWebsite:;\nPlaybillLink:;\nIBDBID:;\nIODBID:;\nTheatricaliaID:;\nPublisher:;\nPubDate:;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:plays;\nTitle:Christmas in Camp;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:;\nGenre:;\nPoV:;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:;\nChronology:;\nFacility:;\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<p>Musical play set in a Japanese American concentration camp at Christmastime. <i>Christmas in Camp</i>, by playwright Dom Magwili, was the second play in East West Players' 1981–82 season—entitled \"Kidoairaku\"—in which all four plays centered on the Japanese American incarceration story. It premiered December 10, 1981. The central character is Hannah Sasaki, a disabled teenage girl in camp, whose letters to an older sister who had escaped camp through \"<a href=\"/wiki/Voluntary_evacuation\" title=\"Voluntary evacuation\">voluntary evacuation</a>\" propel the story. Hannah ends up organizing a Christmas show to improve morale in the camp. The show, consisting of popular Christmas songs, is then performed for both the camp and theater audiences.\n</p><p>Unlike some of the other plays in the Kidoariraku series, <i>Christmas in Camp</i> proved to be a popular success, with its run extended and nearly all performances sold out. It's popularity inspired a sequel, titled <i>Christmas in Camp II</i>, also authored by Magwili (with \"additional writing\" by <a href=\"/wiki/Mako\" title=\"Mako\">Mako</a> and Keone Young), which debuted at East West Players on December 11, 1985. In the 1990s, Magwili and wife Sachiko Magwili created the similarly structured <i><a href=\"/wiki/A_Jive_Bomber%27s_Christmas_(play)\" title=\"A Jive Bomber's Christmas (play)\">A Jive Bomber's Christmas</a></i>, which became a holiday staple in Los Angeles into the 2000s.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<div id=\"RelatedArticlesDisplay\">\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Related_Articles\">Related Articles</span></h2>\n<p>\n</p>\n<div id=\"RelatedArticlesSectionDisplay\">\n<h3><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"\"></span></h3>\n<p>\n</p>\n<ul><li> <a href=\"/wiki/Plays_on_incarceration\" title=\"Plays on incarceration\">Plays on incarceration</a></li></ul>\n</div>\n</div>\n<br/>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>\"<a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf1489n74f/entire_text/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Finding Aid for the East West Players Records, 1965–1992</a>.\" Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.\n</p><p>Kurahashi, Yuko. <i>Asian American Culture on Stage: The History of the East West Players</i>. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1999.\n</p><p>Morioka-Steffens, Tamayo Irene. \"Asian Pacific American Identities: An Historical Perspective Through the Theater Productions of the East West Players, 1965 to 2000\". Ph.D. dissertation, Claremont Graduate School, 2003.\n</p>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.060 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.063 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 242/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 1693/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 2921/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 207/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:2553-0!*!0!!*!*!* and timestamp 20170310154305 and revision id 23758\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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