Part of the 2017-18 Workshop Series
By Nambi E. Kelley
Adapted from the novel by Richard Wright
Directed by Psalmayene 24
September 25, 2017
Chicago native Nambi E. Kelley’s retelling of Richard Wright's landmark novel re-imagines the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas for a whole new generation. Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago, Bigger lands a job in the home of a wealthy white family. Struggling to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out, he unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently seal his fate.