Nov. 22 – 26
From Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre comes this beautiful and inventive performance about a son standing in the cultural and emotional shadow of his traditional Japanese father. In this exhilaratingly original, multimedia one-man show, actor / comedian / radio broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu tells the dynamic story of an emotionally distant father, Akira, 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 has thrilled and moved audiences in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. Artistic Fraud is beyond delighted to bring it to our local audiences from Nov. 22 – 26 at the LSPU Hall.