What they're saying:
"A POWERFUL DISPLAY OF EMOTION… A RIVETING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE."
- VANCOUVER SUN
"EXQUISITE. I’M TELLING ALL OF THE PEOPLE I LOVE MOST TO SEE THIS SHOW…"
- THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT
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
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