Empire of the Son

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Tetsuro Shigematsu, Empire of the Son

Raymond Shum

Tetsuro Shigematsu, Empire of the Son

Raymond Shum

Tetsuro Shigematsu, Empire of the Son

Raymond Shum

Tetsuro Shigematsu, Empire of the Son

Raymond Shum

Tetsuro Shigematsu, Empire of the Son

Raymond Shum

NAC English Theatre Presentation

  • Written & performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu
  • Directed by Richard Wolfe
  • Produced by Donna Yamamoto

Approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

A Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre production

In this exhilaratingly original, multimedia one-man show, actor / comedian / radio broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu tells the dynamic story of an emotionally distant father whose legacy is felt beyond his lifetime.

From the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, Akira’s incredible personal history continues to influence two generations. Separated by language, culture and history, what truly keeps father and son apart are their similarities. Empire of the Son is a funny, emotional and deeply thoughtful portrayal of parent/ child relationships.

Empire of the Son was recently nominated for five Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, including Outstanding Production, Actor and Direction.

“I couldn’t help but hear the incredible amount of talk this work generated after its sold out debut in Vancouver last year. West of the Rockies, it was on the top of the reviewers’ year-end lists and when you see it, you’ll know why. In Empire of the Son, the personal becomes magic.” – Jillian Keiley, Artistic director, NAC English Theatre

“Empire of the Son is exquisite. It’s also painstakingly honest… the storytelling is poetic, associative—and often funny. I can’t say enough good things about Empire of the Son… one of the best shows of the year.”
Georgia Straight
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21 Nov

22 Nov

  • 8:00 PM Preview

23 Nov

  • 8:00 PM Preview

24 Nov

  • 8:00 PM Opening Night

25 Nov

  • 8:00 PM

26 Nov

  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 8:00 PM

27 Nov

28 Nov

29 Nov

  • 8:00 PM

30 Nov

  • 8:00 PM Talkback

1 Dec

  • 8:00 PM Talkback

2 Dec

  • 8:00 PM

3 Dec

  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 8:00 PM

4 Dec

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