“MANZANAR: Story of an American Family” chronicles the events in the life of 12 year old
Margaret Shimada and her family as their life is shattered due to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the
escalation of World War II. All hopes and dreams are put on hold
when the father is taken away as a spy and the rest of the Shimada family is interned in the Manzanar
relocation camp in the high desert of California.
Loosely based on the experiences and recollections of Mieko Taguchi (mother of Dan Taguchi, the
music collaborator) this musical shows the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.