In conjunction with its first original exhibition "Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties," Alphawood Gallery is presenting "An Evening with George Takei" at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m.
When he was incarcerated as a child with his family, Takei lived the story told by "Then They Came for Me," which examines a difficult and painful episode in the history of the United States when the federal government forcibly removed and imprisoned thousands of Japanese-American citizens
With a career spanning five decades, out actor Takei is known for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. In 2015, Takei made his Broadway debut in the premiere of his first musical, Allegiance; in May 2017, Takei returned to the New York stage to star in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures.
This program is open to the public; $15 tickets can be purchased by visiting www.AlphawoodGallery.org/Takei-Tickets. More than $10 of each ticket purchased will be donated to the Japanese American Service Committee.