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Until January 27, 2019

American Son goes to the heart of the matter with an unrelenting earnestness.

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Scandal's Kerry Washington and Broadway fave Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County) lead Christopher Demos-Brown's taut one-act play. The pair star as an interracial couple Kendra and Scott whose son has been reported missing. As they wait at a police station for news, the atmosphere grows increasingly heated, with the spectre of all the young black men gunned down by cops rising to the surface. Played out in real time, American Son examines the troubled relationship between African Americans and law enforcement with intelligence and brio.

Previously produced at George Street Playhouse and Barrington Stage Company, American Son picked up the Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play by an Emerging Playwright in 2016. This Broadway production is directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun).

What is American Son About?

Eighteen year old Jamal is missing and his mother Kendra is frantic with worry. She's sitting in the waiting room of a Miami police station, waiting for news, as well as the arrival of her estranged husband Scott. The police assure her they're doing everything they can (despite the evident under-staffing), but Kendra begins to suspect there's something more sinister going on.

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Previews from: 6 October 2018

Opening night: 4 November 2018


Recommended for ages 14+

Run time

90 minutes with no intermission

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Cast and Creative


Kerry Washington
Steven Pasquale
Eugene Lee
Jeremy Jordan


Written by Christopher Demos-Brown
Directed by Kenny Leon

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