Native Son (Paperback)

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By Nambi E. Kelley, Richard Wright (Based on a Book by)
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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.

Praise For…

“4 out of 4 stars. You never doubt the truth … you are seeing in this gutsy, powerful, relentless, profoundly disturbing piece of Chicago theater.” - Chicago Tribune

"Stirring ... strong, serious stuff, just as it should be." - Wall Street Journal

"5 out of 5 stars. Playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s achievement is impressive not only for successfully dramatizing the tale of Bigger Thomas and his seemingly inevitable succumbing to systemic racism and poverty on the South Side, but for doing so by not being slavish to her source." - Time Out Chicago

"Unflinching in its honesty and searing in its passion, Native Son is not only a Grade-A example of literary adaptation, but also a play that truly speaks to our times and the ever-troubled American spirit that defines them." - Chicago Theatre Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780573704659
ISBN-10: 0573704651
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: June 10th, 2016
Pages: 118
Language: English