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The Plum Tree

The Truth. Lies. Buried.

by (author) Mitch Miyagawa

Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2004
Canadian, General, World War II
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2004
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For George Murakami, three years as an activist in the Japanese Canadian Redress movement have finally paid off. But what has the struggle cost him? Driven by the puckish spirit of his Uncle Mas, he's come to the berry farm in search of a connection to his past. The Plum Tree is an exploration of ownership and justice. Most of all, it's a story of how the perennial re-seeding of history affects every generation.

About the author

Mitch Miyagawa grew up in Edmonton, and was lured north by his wife and co-producer, Angela Walkley, in 1998. They live in Whitehorse with their two latest productions, Tomio and Sam. Mitch has worked as a director, screenwriter, producer, and story editor. In addition to his work with Up and Away as creative producer, Mitch is currently working on his first movie-of-the-week, The Asahi Baseball Story, with Force Four Films, funded by Movie Central and Telefilm. He has also written professionally for the stage and for magazines. Notably, his play The Plum Tree was widely produced in Canadian theatres. He was nominated for a Western Magazine Award in non-fiction for his feature story â??Elvis: The Yukon Years,â?? in Geist magazine.

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Editorial Reviews

"[Japanese Canadian internment] is still a painful and shameful subject for many people. But playwright Mitch Miyagawa revisits these issues with compassion in his eloquently written play… a few scenes are devastating, but The Plum Tree is ultimately a very hopeful and inspiring story." —The Calgary Sun