Meet Us There! Member’s Trip: Allegiance
Meet in the South End for dinner and a show! We’ll start with tapas at Barcelona, then walk to the Boston Center for the Arts to attend SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of Allegiance. Inspired by the true childhood of TV/film actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek”), Allegiance tells 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 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.
Book by Mark Acito, Jay Kuro and Lorenzo Thione
Musical and lyrics by Jay Kuo
Directed by Paul Daigneault
SpeakEasy Stage Company produces intimate, entertaining plays and musicals that are new to Boston and compel thoughtful conversation. They champion new talent and future arts leaders, alongside a diverse community of experienced local theatre professionals who share their devotion to excellence. SpeakEasy treats their artists, audiences, and supporters as collaborators, working together to make Boston a city that is sustainable for the arts.