AMERICAN SON – South Florida Premiere!

Image of promotional poster for American Son – Courtesy of the Arsht Center

Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present

AMERICAN SON – South Florida Premiere! 

By Christopher Demos-Brown

Directed by Stuart Meltzer

January 9 – 26, 2020


A Florida premiere by award-winning Miami playwright and Zoetic Stage co-founder Christopher Demos-Brown.


New York Times’ Critic’s Pick! Set in a South Florida police station in the middle of the night, two parents search for their missing teenage son, who happens to be African-American. A gripping tale of two people caught in our national divide, with their worst fears hanging in the balance. Fresh from its highly successful Broadway run, Zoetic Stage will be one of the first regional theaters to present this important new work about race in America. Intimate in nature but universal in scope, AMERICAN SON continues Zoetic Stage’s mission to present socially relevant work by South Florida voices.

Since 2011, the Theater Up Close Series has transformed the Arsht Center into a showcase for some of the most dazzling theatrical work being done anywhere in this country. Productions in the series have earned 24 Carbonell Awards and 87 nominations.


The Arsht Center’s 2019-2020 THEATER UP CLOSE SERIES is generously supported by Adrianne and Jerry L. Cohen, Alan and Diane Lieberman and the Hotel Croydon Miami Beach.



Five-show subscription packages are available now starting at the early bird rate of $145* until June 1, 2019. Subscriptions can be purchased now through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at Tickets for individual performances will be available this summer.