Native Son

Name: The Duke on 42nd Street
Address: 229 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: July 17, 2019
Opening date: July 25, 2019
Closing date: August 24, 2019
External 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
Frederick Kennedy Original Music
Seret Scott Director
Princess Victome Assistant Director
Emmanuel Brown Fight Director
Neil Patel Set Designer
Sarita Fellows Costume Designer
Alan C. Edwards Lighting Designer
Frederick Kennedy Sound Designer
Troy Beard Hair and Wig Designer
Colt Frank Assistant Set Designer
Heather Stanley Assistant Costume Designer
Itohan Edoloyi Assistant Lighting Designer
Michael Costagliola Associate Sound Designer
Brian Letchworth General Manager
Matt Ross Public Relations Press Representative
Bernita Robinson Production Stage Manager
Alayna Graziani Assistant Stage Manager
Kate Holland Production Manager
Chris Luner Technical Director
Samantha Shoffner Prop Master
Tara Rubin Casting Casting
The Pekoe Group Advertising and Marketing
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/Officers
Katherine Renee Turner Bessie
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2020 Antonyo Award, Best Costumes Sarita Fellows Costume Designer
2 NOMINATED 2020 Antonyo Award, Best Revival    
3 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Lighting Design Alan C. Edwards Lighting Designer
4 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Playwright Nambi E. Kelley Playwright
5 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Featured Actress in a Play Rosalyn Coleman Actor
6 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Lead Actor in a Play Jason Bowen Actor
7 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Lead Actor in a Play Galen Ryan Kane Actor
8 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Best Play    
9 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Director of a Play Seret Scott Director