||[Dec. 13th, 2016|10:54 pm]
I just saw Allegiance. It was good. Very, very, very good.
It seems cliche to say I laughed, I cried. But I did. I literally did both of those things. Repeatedly. George Takei was hilarious as the grandfather. But as the older version of the main character, he was heartbreaking. The main character was incredible all around as well. I don't know what else I can say about it. It was moving. And so very, very sadly timely.
I rushed there right after leaving the dojo tonight. The theater was packed. I got a seat on the very end of the front row. Even with the bad seat, and the weird camera work (it wasn't really a movie, it was a play that they set up a couple of cameras to film) I'm so glad I finally saw it.
I've been wanting to see it since George Takei first started trying to get support to bring it to Broadway. I think there was a crowdfunding effort. I may have participated, but I'm not - it was several years ago. I don't remember what I got for it, if anything. But whatever I may or may not have sent them it was worth it to be able to see it tonight.
Hopefully, it'll be performed, over and over, in theaters across America. If Portland Center Stage ever does it (because they have the talent to do it justice), I will be there.