THEATRE: Native Son|
November 15, 2006
MMC Theatre Production Workshop presents Native Son by Richard Wright and Paul Green. Thirty Theatre Arts students bring to life the 1941 stage adaptation of Wright's powerful and unflinching novel, published in 1940.
Originally produced on Broadway by the Mercury Theatre and directed by Orson Welles, the play reveals in ten compelling scenes the fate of Bigger Thomas, a young black man caught in a life that flies out of control due to the prejudices of the world into which he is born and his own fearful actions. It is a provocative examination of race, poverty, and the incendiary frustrations that can arise from being born poor and black in urban America. Though set in 1930s Chicago, the characters, circumstances, and issues inescapably resonate in the contemporary United States.
This production is performed by students in the Theatre Arts programs of the College with direction by David Mold, scenic design by Robert Dutiel, costume design by Caitlyn Buckius, lighting design by Mark Hodgman, and voice & text coaching by Chris Neher.
When: November 15 – 18 at 8 p.m., November 19 at 2 p.m. An opening night reception will follow the performance on November 15.
Where: The Theresa Lang Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College
Tickets: General admission: $10; senior citizens, students, & alumni with valid ID: $5; TDF vouchers accepted. Admission is free for MMC students, faculty, and staff with valid MMC ID cards.
Reservations & information: (212) 774-0760; firstname.lastname@example.org; Reservations available starting November 1.