Allegiance

Book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione
Music & Lyric by Jay Kuo | Directed by Paul Daigneault

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
5/4/18 - 6/2/18

About

"See it and cheer!"- The New York Daily Observer
"The lesson it delivers is one that all Americans would do well to heed."- LA Weekly

Allegiance

MAY 4 - JUNE 2, 2018
East Coast Regional Premiere
Book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione
Music & Lyric by Jay Kuo
Directed by Paul Daigneault

Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes with one intermission

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 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. 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.

Cast

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*

Understudies

Sammy Kimura ... Isaac Phaman Reynolds
Hannah Campbell ... Rachel Wirtz