Native Son

April 12 – June 3, 2018

Written by: Nambi E. Kelley, Adapted from the novel by Richard Wright
Directed by: Andi Chapman

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African-American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, writer Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

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RUN TIME

90 minutes, no intermission

ADVISORY

Recommended for Ages 18+

production Generously Sponsored in part by:

The Michael J. Connell Foundation

CAST

BIGGER: Jon Chaffin
THE BLACK RAT: Noel Arthur*
MARY: Ellis Greer*
JAN: Matthew Grondin*
HANNAH: Victoria Platt*
BUDDY: Brandon Rachal
BESSIE/VERA: Mildred Marie Langford*
MRS. DALTON: Gigi Bermingham*
BRITTEN: Ned Mochel*
BIGGER/THE BLACK RAT U/S: Donathan Walters*

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

Scenic Designer: Edward E. Haynes, Jr.
Lighting Designer: Andrew Schmedake
Props Designer: Jacquelyn Gutierrez
Fight Choreographer: Bo Foxworth
Costume Designer: Wendell C. Carmichael
Sound Designer: Jeff Gardner
Dramaturg: Dylan Southard
Video Designer: Adam R. Macias
Production Stage Manager: Taylor Anne Cullen

“ELECTRIFYING… Razor-sharp focus and clarity from director Andi Chapman and her stellar Antaeus ensemble… CRITIC’S CHOICE” — Los Angeles Times

“EXCELLENT… BRILLIANTLY STAGED… GO!” — LA Weekly

“REMARKABLE… brilliantly adapted” — KCRW 89.9 FM

“RECOMMENDED… STAGE RAW TOP TEN…” — Stage Raw

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