NATIVE SON

Chicago. The South Side. The 1930s. A world where opportunity is elusive for people like Bigger Thomas. After landing a job in the home of a wealthy family, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Using W.E.B. DuBois' theory of double consciousness as a grounding point, this adaptation of Native Son focuses on the landscape inside the mind of Bigger...
Chicago. The South Side. The 1930s. A world where opportunity is elusive for people like Bigger Thomas. After landing a job in the home of a wealthy family, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Using W.E.B. DuBois' theory of double consciousness as a grounding point, this adaptation of Native Son focuses on the landscape inside the mind of Bigger Thomas, bringing the power of Richard Wright’s novel to life for a whole new generation.
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NATIVE SON

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  • Jason Loewith:
    30 Dec. 2015
    Nambi's adaptation is fierce, passionate and deeply theatrical. It's on my short list.

Development History

  • Commission
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    American Blues Theater & Court Theatre
    ,
    2013

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Court Theatre & American Blues Theater
    ,
    2014