INSPIRED BY THE TRUE LIFE EXPERIENCE OF ITS STAR GEORGE TAKEI (STAR TREK, HEROES), ALLEGIANCE FOLLOWS ONE FAMILY’S EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY IN THIS UNTOLD AMERICAN STORY.
“Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away, but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family’s triumphant story of hope, love, and forgiveness in the new Broadway musical: Allegiance.
Inspired by true events, Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but his sister, Kei, fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. Legendary performer George Takei — (Star Trek, “Heroes”), who was himself an internee as a child, stars alongside Tony® winner Lea Salonga – (Miss Saigon, Mulan) in this enthralling and epic new musical.
But as long-lost memories are unlocked, Sam finds that it is never too late to forgive and to recognize the redemptive power of love.”
George Takei’s Allegiance on Broadway film, 2nd showings on Feb. 19, Day of Remembrance. See website to find locations. http://www.movietickets.com/movie/mid/239170/ShowDate/33/SearchRadius/15/tstate/0#.WH7iR9QrKt9. One showing at AMC Lowes Foothills 15 (7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.) at 12:55 p.m. on Feb. 19. More showings now listed at El Con 20 and at Oro Valley Marketplace, also at 12:55 p.m.