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 enjoy disturbing contemporary dramas that accurately reflect a crisis of our time
Don't see it if You do not want to be upset in general or you will be more dismayed if no resolution or remedy emerges from the narrative
See it if your interested in race and the tensions that come with it
Don't see it if you want a light and fluffy show to enjoy then forget about
See it if You enjoy contemporary dramas.
Don't see it if You don't want to sit through an intense contemporary drama that discusses family, race, politics, and policing, among other topics.
See it if you want a moving theatre experience. Want to experience an excellent actress with a very good supporting cast. New story, new themes
Don't see it if You are offended by yelling and, at times, over emotional actors.
See it if you love Kerry Washington.
Don't see it if you're looking for meaningful commentary on a real issue in this world. This show is trying to make an important point, but doesn't suceed.
See it if You like situation drama type plays. Great acting.
Don't see it if Can feel with a procedural crime TV series episode at times, storyline uneven.
See it if You are concerned with the current problems between police and the African American community.
Don't see it if You are not open minded and can’t or won’t see both sides to a conflict.
See it if If you want to see something extremely relevant to what is happening today and great acting
Don't see it if If you rather not have current news stories as the show format
See it if This is a very dramatic play- very sad. The acting is great - very relevant in today’s climate of racism on part of the police. It was
Don't see it if You like happy endings.
See it if If you are interested in topics of race, racism, interracial relationships. If you want to see excellent acting, especially Kerry Washington
Don't see it if You don't care for contemporary drama or the topics of race and racism make you uncomfortable. You only like light theater.
See it if you are interested in examining race and race relations from every aspect black/white, white/white, black/black, husband/wife, male/female..
Don't see it if serious, thought-provoking shows make you uncomfortable or if you do not wish to examine race relations.
See it if You are moved by all the things that are happening the US today from guns to climate change to especially the plight of racism and bullying.
Don't see it if You have no desire to cry, be moved by the story and the incredulous performances by Kerry Washington, Jeremy Jordan and Steven Pasquale.
See it if You love intense emotional dramas and unbelievable acting. Also see it if the Black Lives Matter movement is important to you.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you only enjoy light fluffy comedies and don't enjoy family dramas with political overtones.
See it if Every American (adult) should see this show. It has closed on Broadway, but thankfully will come out soon on Netflix.
Don't see it if Warnings for talk of violence, divorce, and race discrimination. On-stage violence is limited to shoving and restraining in handcuffs.
See it if you want to see directly the impact of race in America and the struggles that appear on all sides of the equation
Don't see it if you don't like plays or plays that have extended periods of silence. Or if you aren't interested in race relations
See it if Kerry Washington gives a very powerful performance. Rest of cast is good as well. Good dramatic show
Don't see it if you may not like it if you are looking for a unique story line.
See it if You want to see a realistic, raw show that deals w/ racism & social-political issues about what it means to be white/black in the USA.
Don't see it if Hearing intense, real, but important, timely conversations is not your thing. It makes you listen to others' perspectives. Not a fluff piece
See it if you want to see a surprising, well written play. It is political and personal and speaks to the current situation with our racial divide.
Don't see it if you are looking for a light and fluffy escape every day life.