A Florida police station in the middle of the night. Two parents searching for answers. Kerry Washington (“Scandal”) returns to the Broadway stage alongside Steven Pasquale ("Junk") in this unflinching new drama.
Marking the Broadway debut of playwright Christopher Demos-Brown and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon ("A Raisin in the Sun," "Fences"), "American Son" offers a look at who we are as a nation, and how we deal with family relationships, love, loss, and identity.
See it if you're into a compelling short play, that manages to sum up the mainstream challenges of current race relations and our various prejudices
Don't see it if you're looking for a new or original angle on this topic (try Slave Play for that!),or prefer material that's less heads-on and more nuanced
See it if You enjoy thought provoking and intense plays that are very well acted about racial issues facing our country today.
Don't see it if You really only want to be entertained without being stretched and broaden at the same time.
See it if want to watch what a family goes through and the different treatment the white parent gets concerning their bi-racial child
Don't see it if no reason not to
See it if It's an intense dialog on race by talented actors with some impressive faux rain.
Don't see it if There are plays I describe as "more important than good. This isn't one, but you can see it from here. It's good but slightly unrealistic.
See it if 4 person play that deals with race, racial justice as 2 parents face a missing child who is black play explore criminal justice and race
Don't see it if if you have tired of race as an central issue in a play. Small theater No elevator. 90 minutes no intermission
See it if you want a well-acted small-cast drama that's tight, timely and tense. Thought-provoking. A packed 90-minutes with punches.
Don't see it if you want to be "entertained" or don't want to have your assumptions challenged.
See it if you like realism; plays about racial violence/police brutality that are also family dramas; and abrupt endings that don't sugarcoat
Don't see it if you question the dramatic value of plays that are one long, realistic scene; you don't like being emotionally manipulated by "shock" endings
See it if if the state of race relations anfd the justice system in America are of interest,excellent acting, thoughtful dialogue, intense drama
Don't see it if if you don't think there are racial problems in this country or are looking for light drama with happy endings
See it if you want to see an intense drama about a highly relevant topic in our country. you want to see material that is thought provoking
Don't see it if characters are pretty one-note, and the writing is kind of predictable. the story itself is interesting, but the storytelling could use more
See it if If you are moved by current racial issues. An emotional and gripping experience.
Don't see it if You are not interested in racial justice.
See it if You want a gripping drama that just doesn't let up and that delivers a sucker punch in the end. Cast is top notch
Don't see it if You want an upbeat, light show. You don't like shows about race or issues that this country deals with on a daily basis
See it if While the subject matter is an affront to our so-called enlightened society,this play showed the raw emotions of a couple trying to deal wit
Don't see it if IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE SUBJECT MATTER WHICH I WON'T DISCLOSE BECAUSE IT IS VERY REAL TO AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY.
See it if you enjoy a well acted very serious drama about race relations.
Don't see it if you just want to see Kerry Washington - this is a very heavy show that may catch you off guard.
See it if A story that plays off sad current events suits you. The characters are compelling and keep you invested, even though you can see the end.
Don't see it if You only want to see one side. Like "The Revolving Cycles" the police side is also presented in a thought out, understandable manor.
See it if You like real drama about real people that hits you in the gut. This is not a play you enjoy so much as feel intensely.
Don't see it if You don't like contemporary drama that mirrors our times or if you don't like plays about race.
See it if You have an opinion about Black Lives Matter/Blue Lives Matter. A powerful and relevant play about NOW. Very well-written and performed.
Don't see it if You're a mother; it will be hard to watch.
See it if you're not aware how the daily fears of parents with non-white children are lived and realized.
Don't see it if You become upset with realities of how unjustly many individuals are treated by the police.
See it if you enjoy great acting in a timely drama discussing the difficulties of being Black in America today. Well done production.
Don't see it if you can't handle intense drama discussing racial problems in America.
See it if you want to experience an outstanding performance by Kerry Washington and the cast that leaves you breathless, stunned, and powerless.
Don't see it if you are not interested in seeing a play about race, relationships, perceptions, and problems that exist in society today.