BAM Talent - American Son


Wege Auditorium

1130 Wealthy St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Starts: 8:00PM
Doors: 7:00PM

A powerfully thought-provoking & urgently timely exploration of race, identity, and the complex realities of being Black in America, "American Son" follows a mother and her estranged husband, both anxiously awaiting news about their missing teenage son at a Florida police station. As the night unfolds, their conversation with a white police officer takes unexpected turns, revealing deep-seated prejudices, assumptions, and societal issues that plague our nation.

"American Son" is a gripping and emotional journey that explores the struggles and fears of Black parents in America, and how they must navigate a world that constantly questions their existence. It is a poignant reminder of the need for empathy, compassion, and understanding in our society today. BAM Talent is pleased to present this necessary piece as a part of our Season of Umoja.

“American Son” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Doors 7pm

Show 8pm

General Admission $30

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Face Masks recommended, but not required. Masks are available for those in need at the box office. Please be mindful & respectful of your neighbors in the auditorium & lobby. Enjoy the show.