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PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Native Son Sparks Great Thought

PlayMakers Repertory Company has opened its new season with a beautiful and thought-provoking production of Nambi E. Kelley’s Native Son, based on the novel by Richard Wright and intricately directed by Colette Robert. This updated version of the play is still set in 1939, but something about it feels more modern and fresh than Paul… Read More ›

PlayMakers Rep Director Colette Robert and Her Cast Don’t Pull Any Punches in Nambi Kelley’s Adaptation of Richard Wright’s Native Son

“When I was selecting plays for our Legacy| NOW 2019-20 season, I found myself drawn to works that provide insight into our present moment through the visceral and intellectual investigation of the stories of our past,” said PlayMakers Repertory Company producing artistic director Vivienne Benesch in a press release. “Nambi E. Kelley’s adaptation of [Richard… Read More ›