Native Son

Name: The Duke on 42nd Street
Address: 229 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Details
First performance date: July 17, 2019
Opening date: July 25, 2019
Closing date: August 24, 2019
Links: Official Website

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Production Description
In the South Side Chicago of the 1930s, Bigger Thomas struggles to create a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has left him with few opportunities. 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. Manifesting Bigger's double consciousness through the character of the Black Rat, Kelley reclaims Richard Wright's groundbreaking story for a twenty-first century audience.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Acting Company Producer
Nambi E. Kelley Playwright
Richard Wright Book
Seret Scott Director
Emmanuel Brown Fight Director
Neil Patel Set Designer
Sarita Fellows Costume Designer
Alan C. Edwards Lighting Designer
Fred Kennedy Sound Designer
Bernita Robinson Production Stage Manager
Alayna Graziani Assistant Stage Manager
Deborah Hecht Voice and Speech

Actor Role
Anthony Bowden Jan
Jason Bowen The Black Rat
Rebekah Brockman Mary
Rosalyn Coleman Hannah
Laura Gragtmans Mrs. Dalton
Lorenzo Jackson Buddy
Henry Jenkinson Mr. Britten
Galen Ryan Kane Bigger Thomas
Keshav Moodliar Shop Owner/Reporters
Katherine Renee Turner Bessie