One Thousand Cranes


Children of two generations live with the reality of nuclear weapons: Sadako, a Japanese girl who was living in Hiroshima at the time the atomic bomb was dropped; and Buddy, a twelve-year-old Canadian boy who is obsessed with the present-day nuclear threat.

In One Thousand Cranes, a play for young people, author Colin Thomas interweaves two poignant stories. For Sadako, a thousand cranes are a symbol of good luck and longevity that does not prevent her death from radiation-induced leukemia. For Buddy, maturation means going from war-games paranoia to a genuine interest in world peace.

About the Author

Colin Thomas

Posted by Kendra on May 28, 2019

Colin Thomas

Colin Thomas has a B.A. in theatre from the University of British Columbia (studying under John Brockington) and an acting certificate from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has received many awards and commissions for his plays, most of which have toured and have been produced by theatre companies across Canada. The author of several children's plays, Thomas is a regular contributor to Canadian Sesame Street.