"One of the most crucial American novels of the 20th century. Native Son is a gutsy, powerful piece of theater."
"As profound as it is disturbing, Kelley's adaptation leaves no daylight between Bigger Thomas and the society that shapes him."
Los Angeles Times
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. Manifesting Bigger's double consciousness through the character of the Black Rat, Kelley reclaims Richard Wright's groundbreaking story for a twenty-first century audience.
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July 17 - August 24
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