Inspired by the true childhood experience of its star, George Takei, Allegiance tells the epic multi-generational tale of Sammy and Kei Kimura (Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga) – a brother and sister with an intense bond that faces spectacular challenges when they choose opposing paths to save their family in the face of the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Sammy rebels against tradition, embracing a forbidden interracial love affair and volunteering for the 442nd Regimental Brigade and for the war’s most dangerous missions to prove his people’s loyalty.
In the aftermath of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor President Roosevelt authorized, through Executive Order 9066, the forced evacuation of approximately 120,000 persons of Japanese descent from the West Coast of the U.S. and their involuntary internment in ten concentration caps on American soil. About two-thirds of the internees where American citizens. Learn more