Peace on Your Wings

Peace on Your Wings



Sat, Aug 5, 2023  - Sun, Aug 6, 2023


Aratani Theatre
244 South San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012


Saturday, August 5 | 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Sunday, August 6 | 2 pm



PEACE ON YOUR WINGS is inspired by the real-life story of Sadako Sasaki and her one thousand paper cranes. Set in post-war, 1950s Japan, the musical follows the lives of middle school students in Hiroshima.  When one of them falls seriously ill, the children’s lives and their tenuous bonds with each other seem to unravel. But one girl‘s struggle and dreams for a better tomorrow teach the children---and the world---about courage, love, and peace.

According to Japanese legend, anyone who folds 1,000 origami paper cranes is granted one wish. Having survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima at the age of 2, Sadako grew up to be one of the best athletes and most popular students in her middle school. At age 11 she was diagnosed with leukemia, or the “A-bomb disease “ as it was then called, and given just one year to live. Hoping to be cured, Sadako Sasaki and her friends began making hundreds of origami cranes out of needle wrappings, medicine labels, and any other paper they could find. When she reached 1,000, she continued folding for herself and others till she died at age 12.

Sadako has come to symbolize the effects of the peace movement, as her death inspired a youth movement to build the “Children’s Peace Monument” in honor of the child victims.  Peace on Your Wings features an all-youth cast and addresses universal themes present in young people's lives.


Things To Know

Things to Know Before Your Arrival

Free Activity: 1,000 Paper Cranes for Hiroshima



Group Tickets (10+)



The Los Angeles tour of Peace on Your Wings is supported, in part, by

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