An Evening with George Takei at BAM

May 1, 2017
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

 

 

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An Evening with George Takei

Monday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House – 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Admission: $35 – $75

Actor and social justice activist George Takei brings his uncanny eloquence and signature wit to BAM, in conversation with Jay Kuo, the head of Team Takei, which handles Takei’s social media presence, and the composer and lyricist for the Broadway musical Allegiance.

In this very special evening, Takei shares the story of his Japanese American family’s forced internment during World War II, a seemingly forgotten part of American history. He also takes audiences through 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.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit BAM’s website.