February 3, 2017

Allegiance (film) – Musical about the Japanese Americans during the WWII

Filed under: news — Tags: — okinawacollection @ 7:00 AM

The musical, Allegiance, based on George Takei’s internment camp experience, comes to Honolulu on February 19, 2017.

  • Date: February 19, 2017 (The Day of Remembrance for Japanese Americans)
  • Show Time: 12:55 PM (2.5 hours)
  • Location: Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
    (735 B Iwilei Road Honolulu, HI 96817)
  • Rating: PG

“Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away, but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family’s triumphant story of hope, love, and forgiveness in the new Broadway musical: Allegiance.

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.” [http://allegiancemusical.com/]

The Center for Okinawan Studies (COS) at UH Mānoa has a few paragraphs describing the conditions that Okinawan-Hawaiians faced during the WWII.