FRANKIE SUZUKI is a law student turned activist, interned at Heart Mountain. At camp he meets Kei and the Kimura family. Frankie’s desire to protect Kei clashes quickly with his need to speak out against the injustice of their incarceration, and in particular the irony of the draft, where young Japanese American men are sent to fight while their families remain behind bars. His activism puts him squarely against Masaoka and his protégé Sammy, causing a rift between the Kimura siblings that could last a lifetime.
MARCUS CHOI feels blessed to be a part of this Allegiance workshop. Previous theater credits include the Broadway Companies of Flower Drum Song, Wicked, The Times They Are a Changin, and Sweet Charity. City Center Encores Kismet, NY workshops of Journey to the West (the Bruce Lee story) and Frank Wildhorn’s Tears of Heaven, Regional productions of Mysterious Skin and Pippin East West Players, and most recently finished the production of Dangerous Beauty at Pasadena Playhouse. Film/Television credits include Disney’s Enchanted, Independent feature Make Yourself at Home, PBS’s Tie a Yellow Ribbon, ABC’s Greys Anatomy, FX Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Disney XD Supa Ninjas, Nickelodeon’s Icarly, NBC’s “In Gayle we Trust” and Undercovers. Marcus would like to thank the Allegiance creative team, crew and cast for an amazing experience. www.marcuschoi.net