An Evening with George Takei - George Mason University, Center for the Arts February 23, 2015

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You might know him as Sulu from the original Star Trek series and films. But George Takei's story goes where few stories have gone before.

George Mason University, Student Involvement and Center for the Arts are excited to announce the appearance of George Takei at the Center For the Arts, located on the George Mason University Fairfax campus, on Monday, February 23, 8pm.

You might know him as Sulu from the original Star Trek series and films. You may know him from his regular appearances on The Howard Stern Show...you might even be one of his 8 million Facebook followers. But George Takei's story goes where few stories have gone before.

Tickets for the show are available for purchase at cfa.gmu.edu or by telephone 703.993.8888.
General Public: $25
Senior Citizen (55+): $20
Faculty/Staff: $10
Student: $5 (Limited to two tickets and must show student ID)

With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. Takei starred in three seasons of Star Trek and later reprised his iconic role in six movies.

Actor, social justice activist, social media mega-power, star of the upcoming Broadway musical “Allegiance,” host of the AARP-produced YouTube series “Takei’s Take” and subject of “To Be Takei,” a documentary on his life and career.

Mashable.com in 2012 reported Takei is the #1 most-influential person on Facebook, currently with more than 7.2 million likes. Takei has more than 1.25 million followers on Twitter. Takei authored “Lions and Tigers and Bears: The Internet Strikes Back’ and “Oh Myyy! There Goes the Internet,” released in e-book and paperback in 2012, and it ranked #10 on the New York Times E-book nonfiction list.

Takei's on-camera television credits include guest appearances on Lost Girl, The Neighbors, Hawaii Five-0, The New Normal, Supah Ninjas, Malcolm in the Middle, Scrubs, Miami Vice, MacGyver, The Six Million Dollar Man, Mission: Impossible, My Three Sons, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and The Twilight Zone. He has appeared on The Big Bang Theory, Psych, 3rd Rock from the Sun and Will & Grace.

Takei, a Japanese American who from age 4 to 8 was unjustly interned in two U.S. internment camps during World War II, is an outspoken supporter of human right issues and community activist. Takei is chairman emeritus and a trustee of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. The openly gay Takei has served as the spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign "Coming Out Project," and was cultural affairs chairman of the Japanese American Citizens League.

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