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Native Son

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

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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. For information on WILL POWER! performances, please contact Roger-Paul Snell at yalerep@yale.edu.