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Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents Native Son
NATIVE SON | By Nambi E. Kelley | Directed by Psalmayene 24
Richard Wright's iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice comes to life on stage in this ground-breaking 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, this Native Son captures the power of Richard Wright's novel for a whole new generation.
A bold new tone...distills Wrights novel into 90 intermission-less minutes that are all action. It appreciates Wright's book for its intensity, refusing to slow down. - Hartford Courant