Allegiance – is a musical with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and a book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione. The story, set during the Japanese American internment of World War II (with a framing story set in the present day), was inspired by the personal experiences of George Takei, who stars in the musical. It follows the Kimura family in the years following the attack on Pearl Harbor, as they are forced to leave their farm in Salinas, California and are sent to the Heart Mountain internment camp in the rural plains of Wyoming.
The Drama club donated an “unknown at this time” pounds of canned goods and dry goods to the Northeast Regional Food Bank. Once again I met Kathy who is a a Shen graduate and administrative assistant at the bank. The food will help families for the Christmas holidays and into the new year. I will pass on this tradition to a younger member of the Drama Club and hopefully it will continue for many years to come.