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American Son

A Powerful New Drama

Written by Christopher Demos-Brown

November 2 to November 20 Calendar Icon

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

An estranged interracial couple desperately look for information about their missing teenage son when he is detained by the local police following a traffic stop incident. The worried parents' disparate histories and backgrounds collide while two officers pursue details of the missing youth. Maternal, marital, and societal tensions escalate as all four become engulfed in a battle of bias, judgment, and racial prejudice that will never be as simple as black or white.

Winner of the prestigious Laurents Hatcher Award and a New York Times Critics’ Pick, American Son is an explosive new drama that examines a nation’s racial divide through the eyes of parents whose worst fear hangs in the balance.

Performance programs are available digitally to ticket purchasers. This is part of our effort to minimize physical touchpoints during the pandemic and simultaneously reduce our carbon footprint, as paper production, distribution, use, and disposal requires considerable energy and raw materials. Thank you for supporting this greening initiative!

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St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
40 Benjamin Rd. E.
Waterloo, Ontario N2V 2J9

Recommended for ages 13 and up. There is no official rating system for live theatre. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level. Click here to read our complete Ticket Policy.

This production is performed without an intermission.

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