American Son

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Set in a Miami-Dade police station in the middle of the night, a mother is hunting for answers about her missing teenage son. Soon her husband appears, and the evening spirals out of control. Fresh from its critically-acclaimed Broadway run, this powerful drama tackles family relationships, love, loss, and identity.

American Son by Christopher Demos-Brown will play from January 22, 2020 - March 22, 2020 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. Single tickets are available online by clicking the button above or by calling the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000. Subscribe and see three Mainstage shows for as little as $52.

American Son runs 1 hour and 15 minutes and is performed with no intermission. 

To view a large print version of our playbill, click here. 

Single Ticket Prices:
Previews $29
Weekdays/Matinees $36
Weekends $39
Back Row Bargain $29

Post-show talkbacks will take place select Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 19. For a full list of talkback dates, please click the "Forums" tab above.

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With a full food and drink menu featuring such favorites as fresh salads, flat breads, homemade quiche, and more, FST’s on-site restaurants offer something for all tastes!

Dining Times for FST's Green Room Café and Bar:

2PM performances: reservations begin at 12:15PM
3PM performances: dining is available post show
7PM performances: reservations begin at 5:15PM
8PM performances: reservations begin at 6:15PM

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AS 3

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Director  |  Kate Alexander
Scenic Designer  |  Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer |  Mari Taylor
Lighting Designer  |  Thom Beaulieu
Sound Designer  |  Thom Korp


Kendra Ellis-Connor  |  Almeria Campbell*
Scott Connor  |  Rod Brogan*
Officer Paul Larkin  |  Daniel Petzold*
Lt. John Stokes  |  Lawrence Evans*

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SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE  I  January 18, 2020  I Actors ride emotional wave


Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“Takes audience on emotional ride”
"Prods and provokes"

Sarasota Magazine
“A taut, ‘drawn from the headlines’ sort of story”
“Fast-paced and intense”
“An emotional, personal story”
“Demos-Brown [the playwright] is good at ratcheting up the tensions at play”

Total Theater


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Post-Show Talkback Schedule:

Tuesday, 1/28
Thursday, 1/30

Tuesday, 2/4
Thursday, 2/6
Tuesday, 2/11
Tuesday, 2/18
Thursday, 2/20
Tuesday, 2/25
Thursday, 2/27

Tuesday, 3/3
Thursday, 3/5
Tuesday, 3/10
Thursday, 3/12
Tuesday, 3/17
Thursday, 3/19

When he’s not writing plays, Christopher Demos-Brown works as a trial lawyer in Miami alongside his wife. Read more about their life in both the courtroom and the theatre  |  READ

Learn how the play traveled from Miami to Broadway  |  READ

Want to delve further into the issues of American Son? Check out The Opportunity Agenda’s Discussion Guide for the play  |  READ

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FST's Gompertz Theatre is located on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue inside of The Hegner Theatre Wing. For GPS purposes use the address of 1265 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. To see a list of our buildings and shows, please see below. For more information please call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

FST Guide to Parking

Looking for a place to park? FST patrons have several parking options to choose from. Watch the video above to see our parking guide and find where each parking option is located. 

For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. Handicap parking is reserved for patrons with a handicap tag and is in the lot across from the Hegner Theatre Wing. If handicap parking is not available and you are dropping off a passenger, our lobby concierge would be happy to wait with them until you return. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

Drop Off Area for the Gompertz Theatre: along the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue