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Native Son – Reviews

Los Angeles Times
CRITIC’S CHOICE ELECTRIFYING… Razor-sharp focus and clarity from director Andi Chapman and her stellar Antaeus ensemble… as profound as it is disturbing” — Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

LA Weekly

Stage Raw
RECOMMENDEDSTAGE RAW TOP TEN… unfolds with blazing intensity… a powerfully engaging and dynamic production” — Lovell Estell III, Stage Raw

KCRW 89.9 FM
REMARKABLE… brilliantly adapted… it’s a play that if you care about race in America – you shouldn’t miss” — Anthony Byrnes, KCRW 89.9 FM

Daily News
… thoughtful shades of gray… this production remains in its audience’s eyes and ears long after the actors’ well-earned bows.” — Dany Margolies, Daily News

People’s World
A STUPENDOUS COUP DE THÉÃTRE… run, run, run and get tickets to this riveting piece of stagework… In a word, theatre doesn’t get any better than this. It’s a requiem for an America that’s still very much alive.” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

Stage and Cinema
HITS WITH UNRELENTING FORCE… immersive, unstoppable… a phenomenal company of actors… The fusion of sound, image, movement, and performance makes it hard to single out the source of individual creative contributions… each is at the top of his, her, or their game.” — Samuel Garza Bernstein, Stage and Cinema

CATHARTIC… comes as close to theatrical perfection as any show I have ever seen.”Peter Finalyson, Footlights

The World Through Night-Tinted Glasses
… made real and supremely personal the tragedy of a human life” — David MacDowell Blue, The World Through Night-Tinted Glasses

LA Splash
RAWHIGHLY COMPLEX… a powerful example of protest fiction.” — Elaine Mura, LA Splash

Tin Pan L.A
A WILD RIDE inside the subconscious of Bigger Thomas… ingeniously draws out the grit, and harsh realities and consequences of racial divide in Wright’s novel and the present—audiences can’t help but be given a wakeup call that echoes all the way back to the 1940s.” — Ryan M. Luévano, Tin Pan L.A.

USC Annenbeg Media
COMPLICATED, NUANCED AND DYNAMIC” — Francesca O’Hern, USC Annenberg Media

Los Angeles Post-Examiner
POWERFUL… a show you will not want to miss.” — Ron Irwin, Los Angeles Post-Examiner

Gia On The Move
INTENSELY PSYCHOLOGICAL… boldly directed… a stunning departure for Antaeus… the scenic design by Edward E. Hayes, lighting design by Andrew Schmedake, sound design by Jeff Gardner and video design by Adam R. Macias are so ground-breaking, they synergize the entire lightening-paced action, and Bigger’s thought processes, as the tour de force element of the piece.” — Tracey Paleo, Gia On the Move

On Stage and Screen
RESONATES IMPORTANT… the dramatic tension is expertly built.” — Erin Conley, On Stage and Screen

Broadway World Hot List
HOT!… That sound you hear underneath Jeff Gardner’s volatile sound design just might be your own heart beating wildly in your ears.” — Ellen Dostal, Broadway World