Agent Orange Is The New Blackness…

Broadway is busting out all over with new productions, especially dramas.

I just witnessed a gripping new play fettering an outstanding cast led by the gripping, emotional Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale.

American Son is a stunning, realistic look at the  continuing conflict between the police and black youth.

Rather than focusing on the actual dissension, the playwright concentrates on the underlying problem through the eyes of the biracial parents.

The play is set in an austere Miami police department waiting room.

The provocative drama is fraught with tension and raw nerves.

The ending smacks you in the face as the curtain simultaneously drops and the entire theatre fades to black.

American Son marks the Broadway debut of playwright Christopher Demos-Brown, a Miami trial lawyer.

It surprised me to learn that he is Caucasian as the Black Lives Matter content is authentic and compelling.

American Son is directed by Tony Award winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences) and is produced by Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union-Wade, Dwayne Wade and Nnamdi Asomugha.

I needed a drink after American Son so I headed to Landmarc in the Time Warner Building at Columbus Circle to see my friend, Hannah, who is probably the most efficient, nicest, accommodating bartender in NYC (Rachel is on the list).

After a lovely glass of Rioja and a good meal I was able to gird my loins for another day of prejudice and discrimination in a land that has become a melting pot of hatred.

Agent Orange is the new Blackness.

Despite the animosity choking the atmosphere, I bid you all love and good vibes for the weekend.

The NY Giants do not play on Sunday so it should be a relaxed, angst-free weekend.

American Son 222 West 45th Street New York City. In previews. Opens November 4th, 2018 running through January 27, 2019.

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