July 9, 2015
Ohashi Hiroe produces a play on
experiences of Deaf bombed victims.
The drama titled "The Midsummer 1945" will be performed at Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki in July. It focuses on the experiences of the Deaf persons who suffered from the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in summer seventy years ago.
Ohashi Hiroe, 44, a Deaf actress who planned the drama, spoke, "Because you don't know much about a Deaf person 's bombing experience, I'd like to link that in the future."
The story goes: While the female editor collects data on the Deaf persons who suffered from a terrible bombing experience in Hiroshima, she recalls her Deaf mother who became estranged. Mother suffers from atomic bombing in Nagasaki soon after she is born. Grandmother who lost her husband by an atom bomb and desperately brought up her mother after the war...
Five actors including Ohashi are Deaf among nine performers. They will express by both sign language and voice.