What they're saying:

"EXQUISITE. I’M TELLING ALL OF THE PEOPLE I LOVE MOST TO SEE THIS SHOW…"
- THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT

"A POWERFUL DISPLAY OF EMOTION… A RIVETING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE."
- VANCOUVER SUN

Details

Directed by: Richard Wolfe

Produced by: Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre

Set Design: Pam Johnson

Costume Design: Barbara Clayden

Lighting Design: Gerald King

Sound Design: Steve Charles

Dramaturgy: Heidi Taylor

 

Main actor in Empire of the Son with three headshots to represent the characters he plays during the performance Presented by One Yellow Rabbit & Alberta Theatre Projects

Empire of the Son

By Tetsuro Shigematsu

The true story of a father and son, and the radio silence between them.

Empire of the Son is a funny and poignant autobiographical one-man show by former CBC broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu about his rocky relationship with his emotionally reserved father. Through visually striking live, cinematic vignettes, Shigematsu re-enacts moments from his father’s incredible personal history, from the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960’s London, and also uses audio recordings and photographs to paint an intimate portrait of their evolving connection and the deep-seated love for each other that they both struggle to express.

Tickets available Summer 2017

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