Sunday, March 22, 2009
An Evening With George Takei
CANTON, OH - The Players Guild Theatre will present "An Evening with George Takei" on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 begining at 8:00 p.m. as part of the KIMONO events surrounding the Canton Museum of Art's blockbuster exhibit, "KIMONO as Art, the Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota."
"An Evening with George Takei" will focus on Mr. Takei's experience as one of the most famous Japanese American actors in the world. As a guest speaker, Mr. Takei will take the audience on a journey through his life. Starting with his childhood experience of being placed in a United States internment camp at the outbreak of World War II, Mr. Takei will share his rise to fame through his successful theatre, television and film career.
Best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in the Star Trek series, Takei is currently a recurring guest star on NBC's Heroes and he can be seen in the newly released film, The Great Buck Howard starring John Malkovich. Takei's film and movie career includes six Star Trek motion pictures, Disney's Mulan and Mulan II, Trekkies, Return from the River Kwai and many more. Takei earned a Grammy nomination (1987) in the Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording category, a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, and the Order of the Rising Sun from the Government of Japan.
Tickets for this one-night event are $30.00 and can be purchased at the Players Guild Box Office, or by calling: 330-453-7617, tickets are also available online 24 hours a day; Online Box Office .
This event is being sponsored in part by these generous supporters: Arts In Stark, and the Canton Repository.
The Players Guild Theatre, currently celebrating its 77th season, is a volunteer-based, professionally directed theatre producing staged productions which stimulates, enhances, and uplifts the quality of life for both its audiences and volunteers. The Players Guild Theatre also exists to offer instruction in theatre arts through production experience, classes, workshops, special programming and outreach activities. At The Players Guild Theatre, volunteers work side by side with professionals in order to maintain the highest standards of production, encourage individual creativity, and enhance their understanding and appreciation of live theatre.