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Desert Rock Garden

  • February 11 - February 12
  • 7:30 pm - 8 pm
  • New Village Arts


DESERT ROCK GARDEN, marks the 80th anniversary of the creation of the Japanese-American internment camps, telling the story of a young orphan and an older immigrant who forge a friendship in the Topaz Relocation Center during World War II.


Written by Roy Sekigahama 

Directed by Yari Cervas

DESERT ROCK GARDEN is a fictionalized historical story of a young orphan and a Japanese immigrant who forge a friendship in the Topaz Relocation Center, one of the internment camps for Japanese and Japanese Americans that were established during World War II. Originally produced as part of NVA’s Final Draft New Play Festival, DESERT ROCK GARDEN is an unforgettable story of persistence and the importance of art in the most difficult of times.

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and California Civil Liberties Program, DESERT ROCK GARDEN will be presented during the 80th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, in which President Franklin D Roosevelt created the Japanese-American internment camps, now known as the Day of Remembrance. 


Chloris Li – Penny
Lane Nishikawa* – Fuzzy
*Member of Actors Equity Association




Audience safety is our primary concern.  Throughout this season all patrons need to have a photo ID and either their physical CDC issued vaccination card or a picture of their vaccination card.  There must be at least 14 days elapsed from the date of their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and after the first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Get your covid tests from a CVS Weekly Ad.

Any unvaccinated person must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the performance date. Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors in the lobby and during the performance.

Photo ID’s and COVID vaccination cards will be checked starting one hour prior to curtain outside the lobby doors