Fremont School, Hawthorn School District, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills
1000 Paper Cranes Production
Saturday, May 17, 2008 -
7574 N. Lincoln. Ave. Skokie, IL
There will be a performance of One Thousand Paper Cranes May 17th. This is a production of by a local children's theater groups comprised almost completely of Girl Scouts from my troop. They are doing this special performance and would like to fill the audience with Girl Scouts. If your entire troop can not come let your troop families know about this opportunity so individual girls and their families could attend.
Saturday May 17
The Ethical Humanist Society
7574 N Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL
To Reserve tickets call 773-384-8818 or www.corcoranschooloftheaterarts.com
One Thousand Paper Cranes is the story of Sadako Sasaki, who was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on her home city, Hiroshima. She survived the bombing and grew to be an exceptional athlete and student. At the age of 11 she was diagnosed with leukemia. Her tireless struggle against her illness was an inspiration to all who knew her. She folded paper cranes putting her faith in the Japanese legend that if a sick person folds one thousand paper cranes they will be made well again. At the time of her death she was folding cranes only slight larger than a grain of rice. Though her cranes did not bring her wellness they did bring inspiration to those around her. Her classmates raised funds to have a monument to Sadako erected in Hiroshima Peace Park. At the foot of her statue is the inscription, This is our cry, This is our prayer, Peace in the world. Every year, literally millions of paper cranes are laid at the base of this monument as a plea for peace and a remembrance of the horrors of nuclear warfare. The Paper Crane is now an internationally recognized symbol of peace and Sadako Sasakis story has been told and retold in poem, song, prose and theater.