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Native Son


By Nambi E. Kelley

Based on the novel by Richard Wright

Original Stage Adaptation by Paul Green and Richard Wright
Produced in arrangement with the Paul Green Foundation

Directed by Thomas-Whit Ellis

October 27 - November 4, 2017

Location: The Dennis & Cheryl Woods Theatre (Speech Arts Building at Fresno State)

About the play:
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.