Huff is the wrenching, yet darkly comic tale of Wind and his brothers, caught in a torrent of solvent abuse and at high risk of suicide. Wind’s fantastic dream world bleeds into his haunting reality, as he’s preyed on by the Trickster through the hallways at school, the abandoned motel he loves more than home, and his own fragile psyche. Ancestral history combines with harsh reality and gas-induced hallucination in a tale of family, love, despair, and the possibility of redemption.
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.
Artistic Fraud’s presentation of Empire of the Son is proudly supported by the Canada 150 Fund
The voices of some of our city’s most vibrant trans youth take centre stage in this incredible evening where fiddle meets Shakespeare meets slam poetry meets soapbox rant. You do not want to miss this stellar show that challenges preconceptions about the trans experience and bursts hearts wide open.
“The final frontier of exploration lies not in outer space, as captain kirk suggested, but within. These talented and brave young artists are the astronauts who explore the universe within, seeking the ultimate human authenticity.” Berni Stapleton.
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ABOUT FOR THE LOVE OF LEARNING
For The Love of Learning is a dynamic arts based organization that provides support and guidance to local youth by nurturing their creativity and resilience through projects that facilitate life long learning and skills development.
transVersing was made possible with the support of the Canada 150 Fund