The Gateway Theatre presents Empire Of The Son
- November 8, 2018 - November 17, 2018
- Recurring daily
- Times: Thursday, November 8th - Saturday, November 17th 2018
- Location: Gateway Theatre
- 6500 Gilbert Rd
- Richmond, BC V7C 3V4
Thursday, November 8th - Saturday, November 17th 2018
Gateway Theatre, Richmond
By Tetsuro Shigematsu
Directed by Richard Wolfe
Produced by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre
In this acclaimed autobiographical one-man show, Tetsuro Shigematsu (former host of CBC Radio’s The Roundup) tells the dynamic tale of an emotionally distant father, Akira, whose legacy is felt beyond his lifetime.
From the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, Empire of the Son shows how Akira's incredible personal history has influenced two generations. Tetsuro paints an intimate portrait of the evolving connection between father and son, and the deep-seated love for one another that they both struggle to express. Though separated by language, culture and history, what truly keeps father and son apart is their similarities.
Empire of the Son is a funny, emotional, and deeply thoughtful portrayal of the profound bond between a father and son. It is a reminder that no matter how far we journey out into the world to find ourselves – across decades and continents – we will never stop being our parents' children.
For tickets and more information please visit gatewaytheatre.com
6500 Gilbert Rd