Playmakers takes on racism, sexism in new ‘Native Son’ adaptation

By Jared Weber

Brandon Haynes plays Bigger Thomas, the main character of “Native Son,” running at Playmakers Repertory Company until September 29. (Jared Weber / Carolina Connection).

The UNC Playmakers are celebrating 100 years of theatre this year. They say this anniversary comes with a new commitment to telling stories that examine the diverse ways in which we tell our history. For their first show of the season, the company selected “Native Son,” an adaptation of Richard Wright’s classic novel about institutional racism.

Jared Weber has more. 


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