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The Acting Company Announces Casting for Native Son and Measure for Measure

The two plays will be presented in repertory this summer.

The cast and directors of the Acting Company's repertory productions of Native Son and Measure for Measure.
(© Daniel Rader)

The Acting Company has announced the cast and creative teams for its summer 2019 repertory productions of Native Son and Measure for Measure, which will play July 14-August 24 at the Duke on 42nd Street, with opening night for both plays set for Sunday, July 28.

The cast for Nambi E. Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's novel, directed by Seret Scott, will include Anthony Bowden as Jan, Jason Bowen as the Black Rat, Rebekah Brockman as Mary, Rosalyn Coleman as Hannah, Laura Gragtmans as Mrs. Dalton, Lorenzo Jackson as Buddy, Henry Jenkinson as Mr. Britten, Galen Ryan Kane as Bigger Thomas, Keshav Moodliar as Shop Owner and Reporters, and Katherine Turner as Bessie.

The cast for Measure for Measure, directed by Janet Zarish, will include Bowden as Lucio, Bowen as Escalus, Brockman as Isabella, Gragtmans as Mariana and Mistress Overdone, Jackson as Claudio, Jenkinson as the Provost, Sam Lilja as Angelo, Kane as Friar Thomas, Moodliar as the Duke, and Turner as Juliet and Francesca.

The creative team will include Neil Patel (scenic design), Sarita Fellows (costume design, Native Son), Jessica Shay (costume design, Measure for Measure), Alan Edwards (lighting design), Fred Kennedy (sound design, Native Son), Fabian Obispo (sound design, Measure for Measure), Deb Hecht (voice and speech), Emmanuel Brown (fight director, Native Son), and Michael Rossmy (fight director, Measure for Measure).

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