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Amerikin

First Preview: Mar 01, 2025

Opening Date: Mar 18, 2025

Closing Date: Apr 13, 2025

Running Time: 02:00

Amerikin
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Playing @

59E59 Theaters

59 East 59th Street New York City, NY 10022

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In small-town Maryland, Jeff Browning resolves to give his newborn son every possible advantage—by joining a local white supremacist group. When his attempt to join is thwarted by some surprising ancestry test results, the line between “us” and “them” gets incredibly blurry. Jeff scrambles to maintain appearances, but his sanitized story starts to unravel when a prominent Black journalist and his daughter start asking questions.

Both bitterly funny and deeply compassionate, Amerikin explores the lengths we go to protect our own, the lies we tell ourselves and the cost of division on us all.

Chisa Hutchinson developed Amerikin as part of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages, and the play was featured in the 2018 Fresh Ink Reading Series.

Primary Stages is honored to produce Amerikin as part of 59E59’s AMPLIFY Festival: celebrating the work of Chisa Hutchinson.
Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 intermission

Audience Advisory:

Contains racial slurs, smoking, post-partum depression, descriptions of suicide and a visible gun

Performance Schedule:

TUESDAY-FRIDAY @ 7 PM
SATURDAY @ 2 PM & 7 PM
SUNDAY @ 2 PM

No performances March 21 & 25

Director

Jade King Carroll

Written by

Chisa Hutchinson

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

Listed atTKTS

n/a

Full-price tickets

Coming soon

Lottery & Rush

Student Rush: When available, Student Rush tickets are offered in-person at the Box Office beginning one hour prior to show time. Present a current high school, college, university, or international student ID at the Box Office to purchase tickets for $10-$25 each, depending on the show. Valid for one ticket per ID. All Student Rush tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered for all performances.

Accessibility:

Box Office

Box Office windows are wheelchair accessible

Parking

60th St (Park & Lexington Ave); 58th St (Park and Lexington Ave)

Curb Ramps

Yes

Directions Bus

M1, 2, 3, 4 on Madison and 5th AveM101, 102, 103, on Lexington Ave, Q32 on Madison and 5th Ave

Restroom

One floor down from lobby, available via elevator. Wheelchair-accessible stall, sink, and paper towel dispenser

Directions Subway

4, 5, 6, N, R, W, to Lexington and 59th Street

Seating

Theater A (200 seats); Theater B (100 seats); Theater C (50 seats)

Elevator\Escalator

Elevator.

Telephone

None on premises

Entrance

The entrance is street level. No steps

Visual Assistance

Low vision seating available upon request

Folding Armrests

Chairs with no armrests (free standing) available

Assisted Listening System

Audio Listening Devices with an included headset. Pick up at the front desk by the box office,

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available.

Water Fountain

Lower level accessible via elevator

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

4, 5, 6, N, R, W, to Lexington and 59th Street

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By Bus:

M1, 2, 3, 4 on Madison and 5th AveM101, 102, 103, on Lexington Ave, Q32 on Madison and 5th Ave