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Theatre & Performing Arts

Lifeline Theater’s Retelling of Nambi E. Kelly’s Native Son


Lifeline Theatre continues their 2023-24 season of Big Stories, Up Close with a retelling of Native Son, Chicagoan Nambi E. Kelley’s “gutsy, powerful, and relentless” adaptation of Richard Wright’s powerful introspection on race and justice like never before. Based on a true murder case, Nambi E. Kelley’s adaptation is a suspenseful re-telling of Richard Wright’s novel. Lifeline is producing the play on the 10th anniversary of its original staging and captures the power of the original work for a whole new generation. Native Son runs at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. in Rogers Park, from May 10 – June 30, 2024.

SCHEDULE

May 10 – June 30, 2024

Regular tickets $45; preview tickets $25; Group Pricing (10 or more people) 20% off all tickets

Previews: Fridays, May 10 and May 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, May 11 and May 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, May 12 and May 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Press Preview: Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 2:30 p.m.

Opening night: Monday, May 20, 2024 at 7:00pm.

Regular Run: May 24 – June 30, 2024: Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Special Performances:
Open Captioning: Sunday, June 2 at 2:30pm AND Friday, June 14 at 7:30pm

Audio Description & Touch Tour: Sunday, June 9 (Tour: 1:00pm – Performance: 2:30pm)

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets to Native Son are on sale at https://lifelinetheatre.com/performances/2023-2024/native-son/ Season memberships for the 2023-2024 are also available now. To purchase season memberships or for more information call the Lifeline Theatre Box Office at 773-761-4477, or visit www.lifelinetheatre.com.

Cast members for the production (from left to right, top to bottom) include Dairyon Bolden (Buddy), Kamille Dawkins (Hannah), Ashli Funches (Bessie/Vera/Leslie), Gabe Fries (Britten), Tamarus Harvell (Bigger), James Lewis (Black Rat), Laura Nelson (Mary), Nick Trengove (Jan) and Mandy Walsh (Mrs. Dalton); with understudies Keith Surney, Dairyon Bolden, Brian Bradford, Maureen Azzun, Ashlea Woodley, and Zachary Koptik.


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