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Native Son

First Preview: Jul 04, 2019

Opening Date: Jul 17, 2019

Closing Date: Aug 24, 2019

Running Time: 01:30

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Playing @

The Duke on 42nd Street at NEW 42 Studios

229 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036

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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, Nambi E. Kelley reclaims Richard Wright's groundbreaking story for a twenty-first century audience.

"Native Son is a gutsy, powerful piece of theater." - Chicago Tribune
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission

Audience Advisory:

Adult themes & violence Production plays in repertory with Measure for Measure

Performance Schedule:



Seret Scott

Written by

Nambi E. Kelley - based on the novel by Richard Wright

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

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Full-price tickets

$35 - $70



Box Office

Box office is on second floor outside of the theatre. There is an elevator that leads up to it.

Directions Bus



Same level as theatre.

Directions Subway

1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, R, W, Q, A,C, E to 42nd St/Times Square.


Seats 199. Once you are inside the theatre there are two steps to each row.


Elevator from ground floor to theatre entrance on the mezzanine level.


Pay phone same level as theatre.


Theatre is on the second floor of a new office building, and is accessible by elevator or stairs. There are no steps to enter the building.

Water Fountain

Same level as theatre Wheelchair accessible @30 inches.

Assisted Listening System

Yes, available at the theatre.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair Seating is available. Once you are inside the theatre there are two steps to each row.

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, R, W, Q, A,C, E to 42nd St/Times Square.

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By Bus: