Richard Wright's groundbreaking novel of oppression, freedom, and justice comes to life on stage in this timely adaptation. In the South Side Chicago of the 1930s, Bigger Thomas struggles to create a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has left him with few opportunities. After taking a job in a wealthy white man's house, he unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate.
"ONE OF THE MOST CRUCIAL AMERICAN NOVELS OF THE 20TH CENTURY. NATIVE SON IS A GUTSY, POWERFUL, PIECE OF THEATER."
Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
The Duke on 42nd Street
July 14 - August 24
Runs in rotating repertory with Measure for Measure