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Young Audience Series: A Thousand Cranes

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 11:00am

A Thousand Cranes is a true story of the young Japanese girl Sadako Sasaki, who inspired an international peace movement.  A Thousand Cranes combines Japanese and American language, music and dance, and highlights Japanese society in the aftermath of World War II.  Sadako was 2 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.  When she later developed radiation sickness, Sadako remembered an old story: if a person will just make 1000 cranes, the gods will grant her a wish and make her healthy.  Sadako did not live to finish her cranes, but her friends took up the task and built a monument for her and all the children killed by the atomic bomb.  "This is our cry, this is our prayer.  Peace on Earth."

Appropriate for grades 5 - 12, A Thousand Cranes is a program of Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series and is presented by Centenary College Theater Department’s NextStage Repertory in collaboration with Centenary Stage Company.

Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $10 for children under 12.  All ticket sales are final.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908)-979 0900. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1-5pm, and two hours prior to each performance. The CSC box office is located in the Lackland Center; 715 Grand Avenue Hackettstown, NJ. Centenary Stage Company can also be found on social media Platforms such as, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The 2016-17 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

Centenary Stage Company

Centenary Stage Company is a performing arts center located on the campus of Centenary University. Year-round events include Professinal Theater Series, music events, dance events, a Women Playwrights Series, Young Performers Workshop, an annual holiday spectatular, and more!

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