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Empire of the Son

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (Vancouver)

NOV 1 – 13, 2016

Culture Lab

Empire of the SonReturning after an extended and completely sold out run, Empire of the Son, written by and starring Tetsuro Shigematsu (former host of CBC Radio One’s The Roundup), is the story of two generations of CBC broadcasters and the radio silence between them.

THE DRAW: “Exquisite. I’m telling all of the people I love most to see this show… I can’t say enough good things about Empire of the Son” — Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

Conception, writing, design, and performance: it’s perfect… Do you have a heart? Give it this gift” — Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight Fall Arts Preview

Nov 1, 8PM: Opening Night
Nov  2 – 6, 8 – 12: 8PM
Nov 5, 6, 9, 12, 13: 2PM

Artist Talkback:
Nov 3, 8 10: 8PM

Running Time: 75 minutes, no intermission

Sponsors and Funders:
15/16 Sponsors

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

*With the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

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