"The Acting Company moved into the Duke on 42nd Street this summer, running Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and Nambi E. Kelley’s adaptation of Richard Wright’s Native Son in repertory... Native Son triumphed. A tense, taut terror ride, directed with careening force by Seret Scott and centered around two major performances—Galen Ryan Kane, seething and sorrowful as Bigger Thomas, and Jason Bowen as the violent spirit of the Black Rat that Bigger feels society pressuring him toward—this production never let up in momentum. Despite the 1940s setting, this adaptation distills the distancing near-century of racial oppression into a shocking 90-minute thriller that felt, in this fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat staging, bracingly immediate." Read Full Article
On November 18, The Acting Company took home the 2019 Audelco Award for Best Play for its acclaimed New York premiere of Native Son, Nambi E. Kelley's adaptation of the novel by Richard Wright. The production was also reconized with nominations for Best Playwright, Director (Seret Scott), Lead Actor (Galen Ryan Kane and Jason Bowen), Featured Actress (Rosalyn Coleman), and Lighting (Alan C. Edwards). Read Amsterdam News' coverage>>
BY OLIVIA CLEMENT
SEP 03, 2019
The Tony nominee will star as Emily Dickinson's posthumous editor, Mabel Loomis Todd, in Rebecca Gilman's A Woman of the World.
59E59 Theaters has unveiled its 2019 fall and winter lineup, a slate that will kick off in October with the world premiere of A Woman of the World, the story of Emily Dickinson's posthumous editor, Mabel Loomis Todd. [In this production from The Acting Company and Miranda Theatre Company,] Kathleen Chalfant will star as Mabel in the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman, directed by Valentina Fratti. A Woman of the World will run October 24–November 17. Full Article>>