The first two performances to be held in Las Vegas, next performances in Boulder City.
Broadway In The HOOD (Helping Others Open Doors), in partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation, will present the critically-acclaimed touring production of the Broadway play, American Son. The first two performances will be in Las Vegas at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre Jan. 8-9.
American Son, the riveting Broadway play adapted into a Netflix television special, is an explosive drama in real-time in the waiting room of a police station over the course of one evening. An estranged couple collides as they confront an unexpected crisis involving their son, the police, and an abandoned car. This powerful play examines the complexities facing our law enforcement officers, their families, and the harsh reality facing the youth of our country today.
The touring production of American Son kicks off in Las Vegas on Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 and will tour major and rural theatre locations throughout the state of Nevada through June. The American Son tour will continue in Boulder City on Jan. 15 and Jan. 22. Showtime is 2 p.m. on both days.
Performances for American Son will run 1 hour and 30 minutes, with a 30-minute talkback session with the cast and crew following each performance. It’s free and open to the public in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Weekend 2022 and sponsored by The Nevada Arts Council.
Las Vegas-based Tony and Emmy Award-nominated arts and educational theatre company Broadway In The HOOD has been selected as the recipient of a Target of Opportunity Grant by Nevada Arts Council to tour their production of American Son by Christopher Demos-Brown.
This movement started in pre-COVID in 2020. Broadway In The HOOD, in partnership with Clark County School District, presented American Son to over 5,000 middle and high school students, teachers, and staff to address the goals of the Southern Nevada Any Given Child initiative, which is focused on ensuring all K-12 students have access to quality arts experiences. These in-school performances were offered free of charge to schools to allow the inclusion of all students and received rave reviews.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation is dedicated to supporting LVMPD area commands, special units, equipment, training, and hundreds of community engagement programs and initiatives that build relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. For more information, visit LVMPD Foundation.
The Nevada Arts Council is part of the Nevada Division of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Its mission is to enrich the cultural life of the state through leadership that preserves, supports, strengthens, and makes excellence in the arts accessible for all Nevadans. For more information, visit nvartscouncil.org.
A Source of Joy Theatricals is a national nonprofit theater program based in Las Vegas dedicated to making a positive impact in communities across the United States, with a special focus on youth between 8 to 20 years of age. A Source of Joy Theatricals/ Broadway In The HOOD offers educational and cultural opportunities to many of America’s future leaders. It has gained the attention and support of city, state, and government officials, celebrities, the NAACP, and the American Theatre Wing. Since its inception in 2010, Broadway In The HOOD has produced major original productions dealing with social issues as well as some of the biggest Tony Award-winning, Broadway blockbuster hits such as The Wiz, Dreamgirls, Annie, and The Color Purple. For more information about Broadway In The HOOD, visit broadwayinthehood.org.
Broadway In The Hood will perform American Son at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 West Lake Mead Blvd on Jan. 8 and Jan. 9. Showtime is 2 p.m. on both days, and tickets, while free, are still required and can be found by clicking here.