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‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei to speak at Boston library

In this Saturday, July 1, 2017 photo, actor George Takei introduces Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at a swearing-in ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall. (Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)
In this Saturday, July 1, 2017 photo, actor George Takei introduces Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at a swearing-in ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall. (Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)

BOSTON – “Star Trek” actor George Takei is scheduled to speak at the Boston Public Library.

Takei on Tuesday is set to discuss his experience during World War II spent in U.S. internment camps for Japanese-Americans.

Takei used his family’s story as the inspiration for the Broadway musical “Allegiance.”

The show tells the narrative of the fictional Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

The cast of the SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of Takei’s musical also will perform during the event at the library’s main branch at Copley Square.

Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis after individuals with tickets are seated.


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