First Look $27 (incl. a $2 fee): March 1 & 2


Produced by:
Primary Stages
March 01 - April 13, 2025
Run Time:
2 Hours, 0 Minute
Yes, included in run time.
Showing in Theater
$66 - $131 (incl. a $6 fee) | 59E59 Members: $50

Show Info

By Chisa Hutchinson
Directed by Jade King Carroll

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. See all three plays for only $115! Discount will be automatically applied when you add tickets to your cart.


In an effort to care for our community, we’re sharing details about this production that may be sensitive for members of our audience. The following information may reveal plot points.

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

Post-performance talkbacks will be held on Sunday, March 23, and Thursday, April 3.

Producing Company

Primary Stages

Erin Daley, Artistic Director | Shane Hudson, Executive Director

Primary Stages is dedicated to inspiring, supporting, producing, and sharing the art of playwriting. We operate on the strongly held belief that the future of American theater relies on nurturing playwrights and giving them the support they need to fully realize their vision. Primary Stages is the Resident Off Broadway Theater Company at 59E59 Theaters.

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"Gripping from the very first scenes, the play has twists and turns that travel down difficult roads until the bitter end." – Houston Chronicle

"Unsettling and riveting" – The Denver Post

"A grand slam on every level"
"Sizzles and sparks with topical relevance" 
– OnStage Colorado

Schedule & Tickets

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