Everyone who attends this screening also gets a free ticket to see The University of Pittsburgh’s “An Evening with George Takei” on Tuesday, October 17!
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.
Lorenzo Thione, Lead producer of Allegiance, as well as one of the cast members, Sam Tanabe, will join us for the Allegiance screening and a Q&A immediately following. Thione is an experienced entrepreneur, a product and marketing expert, and is the co-founder and Chief Executive of The Social Edge, an innovative media and digital marketing company that spearheaded the marketing and social media reach for both George Takei’s brand and Allegiance. Tanabe is an actor, dancer, and performer who has starred in Red Eye for Love in New York and has appeared on CBS’s The Good Wife. He is a graduate of Point Park University, so he will be rejoining us to celebrate both the Allegiance screening and The University of Pittsburgh’s International Week festivities.
The University of Pittsburgh’s International Week celebration runs from October 15–21. The theme for the 2017 International Week is displacement, and as such, we have invited George Takei to discuss his experiences as internally displaced person as well as his career since his internment during World War II.
And don’t miss an Evening with George Takei on Tuesday, October 17, at 7:15 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. Tickets and International Week sponsorship opportunities are available by visiting the International Week website: www.IWeek.pitt.edu.
During the screening, The University of Pittsburgh will be giving away a limited number of CDs signed by Thione and Tanabe, tickets to An Evening with George Takei, and 1 VIP seat to meet Takei after his address on Tuesday, October 17.