Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo
Book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione
FEBRUARY 21 – APRIL 1, 2018
Inspired by true events, the Broadway musical 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. 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.
About East West Players
East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, was founded in 1965, at a time when Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) faced limited or no opportunities to see their experiences reflected outside of stereotypical and demeaning caricatures in the American landscape. EWP not only ensures that API stories are told, but works to increase access, inclusion, and representation in the economy.
About Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
Founded in 1971, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center is one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States. A hub for Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture and a community gathering place for the diverse voices it inspires – JACCC connects traditional and contemporary; community participants and creative professionals; Southern California and the world beyond. JACCC also provides office space in its five-story complex to a wide variety of nonprofit cultural, educational, and community-based organizations in Los Angeles.
The original Broadway production of Allegiance opened on November 8, 2015 at the Longacre Theater in New York City and was produced by Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA with Mark Mugiishi/Hawaii HUI, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, Elliott Masie, Sandi Moran, Mabuhay Productions, Barbara Freitag/Eric & Marsi Gardiner, Valiant Ventures, Wendy Gillespie, David Hiatt Kraft, Norm & Diane Blumenthal, M. Bradley Calobrace, Karen Tanz, Gregory Rae/Mike Karns, in association with Jas Grewal, Peter Landin, and Ron Polson.
Ticketing information and casting will be announced soon.
Venue: JACCC’s Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Saturday, March 3rd
It's time for the 16th annual Mini Gay Day, the smaller, simpler confluence of red shirts before our big blowout in October for those of you for whom one Gay Day a year isn't quite enough! We moved Mini Gay Day up a bit this year to avoid some of the spring break crowds that we've had in past years.
Saturday, March 24th - Movie/Potluck Night at 6:30 PM featuring Gerontophilia
Wednesday, March 28th - Rainbow Skate Night at 8 PM in Glendale (Information Only)
Monday, April 16th - Bowling at Pickwick in Burbank starting at 7 PM - RSVP Required
Wednesday, April 25th - Rainbow Skate Night at 8 PM in Glendale (Information Only)
Saturday, April 28th - Movie/Potluck Night at 6:30 PM TBA