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by Nambi E. Kelley
based on the novel by Richard Wright
Directed by Colette Robert

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

On Chicago’s South Side in the 1930s, Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world where systemic oppression and poverty make fear and violence the everyday currency of life.

Most famously adapted by Carolina’s own Paul Green, Richard Wright’s seminal novel is ready to capture the hearts and minds of another generation with Nambi E. Kelley’s heart-stopping and theatrical new adaptation.

“gutsy, powerful, relentless…”
Chicago Tribune

AGE RECOMMENDATION

Due to rough language, adult situations, and racially-charged scenarios in pre-Civil Rights Era Chicago, we encourage all patrons to use their own discretion in determining the appropriateness of the material. Please refer to this plot summary of the novel if you have any concerns.

RUN TIME

Approximately 2 1/2 hours, including one, 15-minute intermission. (Subject to change.)

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2:00p

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7:30p C, 👌

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7:30p🗣

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7:30p

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7:30p

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Media

Jun 7 2019

Call for Artwork Inspired by “Native Son”

PlayMakers the Chapel Hill Public Library are seeking mid-sized original works inspired by Richard Wright’s seminal novel "Native Son." Submit your entry by Friday, July 26!

Jun 24 2019

Inspired by Joe

How Richard Wright was strongly influenced by the success of dynamite boxer Joe Louis in creating the world-shaking character of Bigger Thomas in "Native Son."

Jul 9 2019

Industrial Hip-Hop via 'Native Son'

The themes explored in "Native Son" inspired industrial hip-hop band Camp Blood to write "1144 (Sundown)" for their latest album.

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