November 24–December 16, 2017
By Nambi E. Kelley
Adapted from the Novel by Richard Wright
Directed by Seret Scott
Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street
Chicago’s South Side, the 1930s. 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, he unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Native Son is an unforgettable theatrical experience that captures the power of Richard Wright's iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice.
Native Son is the first of Yale Rep’s two 2017–18 WILL POWER! productions. The run includes 10:15AM performances on December 12 and 14, 2017, available only to high school groups. Recommended for grades 9-12. To book your group for WILL POWER! performances, please contact Roger-Paul Snell at 203.432.9734 or email@example.com. For questions about content and curriculum, contact Jocelyn Prince at 203.432.1541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.