UBC Theatre alumnus Colin Thomas’ award-winning play is being presented in Toyoshi Yoshihara’s translation by Bunkaza, a Japanese theatre company with a 70-year record of excellence and a special interest in producing Canadian work. The play weaves together two stories. In the first, which is based on the true story of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl discovers that she has radiation-induced leukemia nine years after the bombing of Hiroshima. Determined to live, she folds origami cranes, which are a symbol of hope. The second story is about Buddy, a Canadian boy who is afraid of nuclear war and thinks there’s nothing he can do to stop it.