A Birthday Message From George Takei
Why I'm grateful for the chance in 2012 to tell our story, and hope you'll become a part of our message
I was born 75 years ago on this day. I am one of an ever-shrinking number of survivors of the internment, which resulted in the incarceration, without charges or due process, of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry.
Most Americans today know little about that dark period of our nation’s history. That is why I am honored to be a part of Allegiance, a new musical that takes place during the internment. Allegiance will hold its World Premiere this September at The Old Globe Theater in San Diego before a planned transfer to Broadway in 2013.
On the occasion of my 75th birthday, I do not ask for cards or gifts. Instead, I ask that you become a fan of Allegiance by liking this site, or better yet registering as an ambassador on this site using this button.
As a fan you can follow our path to our World Premiere and our future home on Broadway, as well as help grant my lifelong wish to tell this story and ensure we never again repeat the same mistake.
– George Takei