A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.
The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son.
This new theatrical adaptation of Richard Wright’s seminal work brings Native Son, the classic novel about oppression, freedom and justice, bursting to life on stage as part of Block Party 2019. Bigger Thomas wants more out of life, suffocated as he is by the rat-infested world of poverty and prejudice. But his aspirations in 1930s Chicago are sidetracked when he makes a fateful decision while working for a well-to-do white family. This insightful, urgent adaptation by Nambi E. Kelley comes to Culver City’s Kirk Douglas Theater as part of CTG’s Block Party, courtesy of the Antaeus Theatre Company.
“Antaeus is a classical theatre ensemble, used to doing Shakespeare, Chekhov and Shaw—but we’re thrilled to present a modern, cinematic adaptation of the classic American novel ‘Native Son’ that reimagines what a classic can be.” said Co-Artistic Director Bill Brochtrup.
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