True story of courage and hope takes to the stage
Sadako Sasaki was only two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on her home town of Hiroshima. Just before her thirteenth birthday, Sadako learned that, like many other children of Hiroshima, she had leukaemia as a result of the radiation from the bomb.
But Sadako loved life too much to give up hope and believed that through the power of determination she could become healthy again -- if she could make 1000 paper cranes.
The true story of Sadako and the thousand paper cranes has inspired young people to form a worldwide peace movement. Each year, on Peace Day, children all over the world make and send thousands of paper cranes to be placed beneath her statue in Peace Park, Hiroshima.
Eleanor Coerr's book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes has become a children's classic and has now been adapted for live theatre. Sadako's moving and inspirational story will be shared at The Events Centre during the September school holidays.
As the story magically unfolds out of an origami-like set, the breathtakingly beautiful production is imbued with moments of awe-inspiring wonder. Hand-painted lanterns floating on a river, a dancing golden crane, traditional live taiko drumming, and spectacular puppetry all combine to make this a spectacular event for the senses.
Right through to the stirring finale, the audience is taken on a deeply moving and life-affirming journey which truly reflects Sadako's zest for life and sense of hope.
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes will be performed at The Events Centre on Saturday September 19 at 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling (07) 5491 4240 or visiting www.etixdirect.com.au
Ticket prices - Adult $36, Concession $32, Child/Student $15, Family $65 (2 Adult + 2 child), Members: Adult $32.40, Concession $28.80
The Events Centre, Caloundra
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