Empire of the Son

By Empire of the Son
October 9, 2018 - 2:01pm
April 25, 2019 to May 4, 2019

Empire of the Son


Written and Performed by TETSURO SHIGEMATSU

A Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Production

April 25 to May 4, 2019 | Pavilion Theatre

Two generations and the silence between them. A funny and moving one-man show by former CBC broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu about his rocky relationship with his emotionally reserved father, Akira. From the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, this acclaimed play shows how Akira’s incredible personal history has influenced two generations. Through visually striking live, cinematic vignettes, Tetsuro paints an intimate portrait of the evolving connection between father and son.

 “A celebration of the extraordinary in the ordinary”—Ottawa Citizen

AUDIENCE GUIDANCE: Mature subject matter. Suggested for Children 13 and older.