2021-22 Season
April 7 – 24, 2022

American Son

This nail-biting story takes place in real-time in the waiting room of a police station where, in the middle of the night, the parents of a Black teenager anxiously await news of their son, who may have been picked up by the police. A breathtaking drama that looks at subtle—and not-so-subtle—racial dynamics in American culture, this production is presented in collaboration with The English Theatre of Frankfurt, Germany. Runtime: 90 minutes.

By Christopher Demos-Brown

Directed by Jonathan Fox

About American Son



* Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Events & Talks

  • James Joyce III

    Apr. 12 at 5:30pm

    Join James Joyce III, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Coffee With A Black Guy, and American Son Director, Jonathan Fox, for a discussion about the play and its impact on the conversation of racial dynamics in America. www.cwabg.com

  • Pre-Show Talk

    Apr. 13 and 20 at 6:45pm

    A free, lively, and informative half-hour talk in The New Vic courtyard before each Wednesday performance.

  • Martini Night

    Apr. 15 at 7:15pm

    Mingle with friends and enjoy a complimentary martini with your ticket purchase. Held in The New Vic courtyard 45-minutes prior to curtain on the second Friday of the run.

  • Post-Show Talkback

    Apr. 21

    Immediately following the final Thursday evening performance, meet members of the cast and participate in an informal 20-30 minute Q&A about the show.

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