Richard Wright & Paul Green's NATIVE SON - Free Reading Tonight

Richard Wright & Paul Green's NATIVE SON - Free Reading Tonight

As part of their festival celebrating Paul Green, and in honor of Black History Month, the ReGroup will present a free reading of Richard Wright's NATIVE SON, as adapted by Paul Green. The reading will take place Sun Feb 2nd at 7 PM at TBG Theatre Mainstage, 312 W 36th St, 3rd Flr. Though tickets are free, reservations are highly recommended. To reserved tickets, please email

Original staged by Orson Welles and John Houseman, Richard Wright's groundbreaking tale of Bigger Thomas has become legendary. As a young black man in the Chicago of the '30s, Bigger has no way out of the walls of poverty and racism that surround him, and after he murders a young white woman in a moment of panic, these walls begin to close in. There is no help for him--not from his hapless family; not from liberal do-gooders or from his well-meaning yet naive friend Jan; certainly not from the police, prosecutors, or judges. Bigger is debased, aggressive, dangerous, and a violent criminal. Skillfully adapted for the stage by Paul Green & Wright, it will keep you thinking long after the show is over.

Clark Beasley Jr. leads a cast that also features Sheila Mitchell, Kimberley Shoniker, Sandra Kazan, Ted Morgan, Daniel Hainsworth, Matt Giroveanu, Ave M. Lindon, Richard Crandle, Cedric Benjamin, Frederick Stevens, & Kenya Leach. Tim Gilliss is directing.

The ReGroup is currently in the middle of a hit run of Paul Green's The House of Connelly - which just entended its run at TBG Theatre until Feb 9th. For more information, visit

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