“Native Son” at Marin Theatre Company
JAN 19 – FEB 12 | WEST COAST PREMIERE
“Native Son” by Nambi E. Kelley | Based on the novel by Richard Wright
Directed by Seret Scott
Bigger Thomas dares to want more out of life. Things start looking up when he lands a plum job with the well-to-do Dalton family, but their daughter Mary proves to be as dangerous as she is alluring. A fateful decision sends Bigger down a violent and inescapable path. Misrepresented and underestimated by everyone around him, Bigger has no one to turn to except himself. Using W.E.B. DuBois' theory of double consciousness as a guiding principle, this fresh 90-minute 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. MTC is proud to bring Ms. Kelley’s heart-stopping, urgent and expressionistic adaptation of Wright’s groundbreaking novel to the West Coast, following its sold-out World Premiere at Chicago’s Court Theatre in 2014.
Featuring Ryan Nicole Austin*, Rosie Hallett, William Hartfield, Jerod Haynes*, Patrick Kelly Jones*, Adam Magill, Dane Troy*, Courtney Walsh, C. Kelly Wright*. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association