Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: Evenings and Matinees Available
Marin Theatre Company is proud to present the West Coast Premier of Native Son. Written by Nambi E. Kelley, based on the novel by Richard Wright, directed by Seret Scott. Using W.E.B. DuBois' theory of double consciousness as a guiding principle, this fresh 90-minute adaptation of Native Son focuses on the landscape inside the mind of Bigger Thomas, bringing the power of Richard Wright's novel to life for a whole new generation. MTC is proud to bring Ms. Kelley's heart-stopping, urgent and expressionistic adaptation of Wright's groundbreaking novel to the West Coast, following its sold-out World Premiere at Chicago's Court Theatre in 2014.
Synopsis: Bigger Thomas dares to want more out of life. Things start looking up when he lands a plum job with the well-to-do Dalton family, but their daughter Mary proves to be as dangerous as she is alluring. A fateful decision sends Bigger down a violent and inescapable path. Misrepresented and underestimated by everyone around him, Bigger has no one to turn to except himself.
Nambi E. Kelley was a finalist for the Francesca Primus Award for her work on Native Son, and is currently the 2015-2017 playwright in residence at The National Black Theatre in NYC. Ms. Kelley will be joining MTC’s artistic team and the play’s originating director Seret Scott for the MTC production.
OPENING NIGHT JANUARY 24
- Tuesday-Sunday 7:30pm
- Sunday (Preview), January 21, 4:00pm
- Thursday (Perspectives), February 2, 1:00pm
- Saturday, January 28 & February 11, 2:00pm
- Sunday, January 29, February 5 & 12, 2:00pm
Ticket Prices: $37-$60 (prices vary by performace date/time and choice of theatre center or side reserved seating)
Discount Tickets-only available through the MTC Box Office (415-388-5208 or in person):
- Groups-Bring 8 or more people to receive a $7 discount on tickets.
- Seniors (65+): $4 off any performance
- Military: $6 off all performances
- Under 22: $22 all performances
- Educator: $12 all performances (limit 2), must teach at a Marin County School
- Teens: $10 all performances
Phone orders subject to a $10 per order fee, online orders subject to a $3 per order fee.
Disabled seating is currently only available through the MTC Box Office (415-388-5208 or in person).
Marin Theatre Company is located at 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, 94941. Please arrive at the theater early enough to give yourself ample time to find parking. Parking lots are conveniently located adjacent to the theater, but DO NOT park in front of an open business, especially in the Eggers Plaza parking lot behind the theater, as your car may be towed. Parking along creek in the Eggers Plaza parking lot is allowed. If these lots are full, free street parking is available on Miller Avenue and on the neighborhood streets around the theater. We recommend that you arrive at the theater at least a half hour prior to curtain. Please be aware: Cars parked in front of open businesses may be towed.