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Native Son Act 1 Fear

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NATIVE SON World Premiere September 11 – October 12 at Court Theatre in Chicago Co-Produced with American Blues Theater Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley Based on the novel by Richard Wright Directed by Seret Scott Richard Wright’s iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice comes to life on stage in this ground-breaking, world premiere adaptation. Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man’s house, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Adapted with theatrical ingenuity by Chicago’s own Nambi E. Kelley, and co-produced with American Blues Theater, this Native Son captures the power of Richard Wright’s novel for a whole new generation.