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May 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm| Tickets: $35, 55, 75
With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But Takei’s story goes where few stories have gone before. From his family’s wrongful imprisonment in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans during WWII, to his rise as one of the country’s leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality, Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture, displaying uncanny eloquence and signature wit.
On stage at BAM, Takei will share the story of his family’s forced internment as Japanese-Americans during World War II—a seemingly forgotten part of American history that he experienced from age five to nine. He’ll recount his rise to celebrity as a sci-fi icon, his remarkable journey as social media mega power, and his passionate fight for LGBTQ rights and marriage equality in America—empowering others to beat the odds and make a difference.