George Takei Stars in Allegiance at the Old Globe
Lovably offbeat actor George Takei, recognizable as Sulu from Star Trek, takes a serious turn in Allegiance at the Old Globe theatre, now extended through Oct. 28.
Takei takes on the role of Sam Omura, a World War II veteran compelled by a meeting with a young journalist to reflect upon his family’s relocation from their California farm to an internment camp in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As they struggle to adjust to their new home in the wastelands of Wyoming, young Sam and his sister find themselves torn between loyalty to their family and allegiance to their country. Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the implementation of the camps, the world-premiere musical Allegiance opens the Old Globe Theatre’s new season, with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and a cast that includes Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables) and Telly Leung (Godspell, Rent). Allegiance runs through Oct. 28. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619.23.GLOBE. theoldglobe.org