Jan 3 - 28, 2018
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.

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

Writer/Performer: *Tetsuro Shigematsu
Artistic Producer: Donna Yamamoto
Director/Original Concept Dramaturgy: * Richard Wolfe
Dramaturg: Heidi Taylor
Set Design: Pam Johnson
Lighting Design: Gerald King
Costume Design: Barbara Clayden
Sound Design: Steve Charles
Audio Dramaturg: Yvonne Gall
Video Design Consultant: Remy Siu
Props Master: Carol Macdonald
Stage Manager: *Susan Miyagishima
Technical Director/Production Manager: Adrian Muir
Documentary Audio: Yoshiko & Akira Shigematsu

*With the generous support of Canadian Actors' Equity Association



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