George Takei is back on stage, co-starring in Classic Stage Company‘s production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman‘s Pacific Overtures.
In Pacific Overtures, Commodore Matthew Perry “sails to Japan in 1853 on a U.S mission to open up trade relations…at any cost. The musical tells the tale of a samurai and a fisherman who are caught up in the Westernization of the East.”
Takei will play the Reciter, who “narrates the proceedings.” Karl Josef Co, Marc DelaCruz, Steven Eng, Megan Masako Haley, Ann Harada, Kimberly Immanuel, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh, Orville Mendoza, Marc Oka and Thom Sesma join Takei in the production.
Pacific Overtures will run through June 18 in New York City. Trek fans interested in the play can obtain a $20 discount off of the normal $70 price by heading to this link here.