Allegiance, a new musical about a controversial act in America that ripped Japanese-American families from their homes, stars Star Trek’s George Takei. The musical, with book by Marc Acito and music and lyrics by Jay Kuo, offers audiences an insightful and dramatic emotional journey focusing on loyalty, family, and patriotism.
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Show InformationPreview: Oct. 6, 2015 Open: Nov. 8, 2015 Close: Feb. 14, 2016
- Allegiance at The Old Globe 2012
CASTSam Otsuka George Takei
CREATIVE STAFFMusic and Lyrics Jay Kuo Book Marc Acito Director Stafford Arima
The musical drama Allegiance presents the story of one Japanese-American family and the challenges they faced during World War II. Set during the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the musical begins with a meeting between a young, inquisitive reporter and WWII veteran Sam Otsuka (George Takei). The reporter challenges and pushes Otsuka to remember the time when his family was forced to leave their California farm to live in the Heart Mountain internment camp. It was a time defined by confusion, extreme emotions, and unforgiving hardships as young Sam and his sister Kei find that they are torn between allegiance to the U.S.A. and fidelity to their family and traditional beliefs.
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