Native Son
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Adapted by ABT Ensemble member Nambi E. Kelley, Richard Wright's iconic novel explores themes of freedom, oppresion and justice. Set on the poverty-stricken south side of Chicago in the 1930s, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world full of prejudice. After taking a job for a wealthy white man, a series of events violently and irrevocably seals Bigger's fate.