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Inspired by the true childhood experience 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 at 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. SpeakEasy Stage is proud to breathe new life into ALLEGIANCE by presenting the East Coast regional premiere of an intimate version of this important musical.
RUN TIME: Approx. 2 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission.
Kei Kimura … Grace Yoo*
Sam Kimura/Ojii-Chan … Gary Thomas Ng*
Sammy Kimura … Sam Tanabe*
Hannah Campbell … Melissa Geerlof
Frankie Suzuki … Tyler Simahk*
Tatsuo Kimura … Ron Domingo*
Mike Masaoka … Michael Hisamoto*
Ben Masaoka (Issei)/ Johnny Goto … Ben Oehlkers
Mrs. Natsumi Tanaka (Issei) … Paige Clark*
Mr. Masato Maruyama (Issei) … Eymard Cabling*
Mrs. Kaori Maruyama (Issei) … Elaine Hom
Tom Maruyama (Nisei) … Isaac Phaman Reynolds
Peggy Maruyama (Nisei) … Kendyl Yokoyama
Nan Goto (Issei) … Micheline Wu
Hakujin … Ryan Mardesich*
Sammy Kimura … Isaac Phaman Reynolds
Hannah Campbell … Rachel Wirtz
Scenic Design by Eric Levenson**
Costume Design by Miranda Giurleo
Lighting Design by Dan Jentzen
Sound Design by Andrew Duncan Will
Props Design by Abby Shenker
Arkansas Light*, Production Stage Manager
Katie Humbert*, Assistant Stage Manager
Cast Talkbacks: Every Sunday after the performance.