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will be performed at 2 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Toyota Meeting Hall, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, Calif. Produced by the Grateful Crane Ensemble, the play deals with the real-life conflict caused by the government-issued so-called “loyalty” questions imposed upon Nikkei during World War II. Directed by Darrell Kunitomi, with original music by Scott Nagatani, the show features Brian Takahashi and Diana Toshiko as the young couple in camp, and Kurt Kuniyoshi and Helen Ota as Tak and Grace 40 years later. Mary Kageyama Nomura, aka the “Songbird of Manzanar,” will also sing a special song at the top of the show. Kashiwagi and author Mary Matsuda Gruenewald will present a special post-show panel presentation. Free parking is available. General admission tickets: $25. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. Tickets and reservations: (323) 769-5503. Info: www.gratefulcrane.com.