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Native Son / Measure for Measure (in rep)
Off Bway, The Acting Company at The Duke on 42nd

Reviewed by Dan Rubins

BOTTOM LINE: Two shows are better than one? In this case, only one of The Acting Company's pair of productions burns bright: Nambi E. Kelley's passionate adaptation of Native Son.

...Staging Nambi E. Kelley’s ferociously theatrical 2014 adaptation of Richard Wright’s classic 1940 novel, Scott sticks strictly to the early 20th century setting. But you don’t need the signposts to find harrowing contemporary relevance in the story of a black New Yorker, Bigger Thomas...

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