Native son; the playbill for the Mercury Theatre Production at the St. James Theatre. Richard Wright, John Houseman, Orson Welles.
Native son; the playbill for the Mercury Theatre Production at the St. James Theatre

Native son; the playbill for the Mercury Theatre Production at the St. James Theatre

New York: St. James Theatre, 1941. 20p., 6.5x9.25 inches, theater seating plan laid in, b&w photo of Wright, ads, cast bios, very good playbill/program in stapled cream wraps.

Playbill for the original 1941 production. The playbill contains scenes from the Richard Wright/Paul Green play, starring Canada Lee, with an introduction by Wright (with his photograph) stating that these scenes "in my opinion, state in essence, pro and con, the issues involved in "Native Son." Wright further elucidates the reasons. Orson Welles directed the play, which was produced by his Mercury Theatre. The theatre seating plan laid-in was given out at the beginning of the performance and the program handed out at the end of the show. One of many innovations by Welles & Co.

Cat.No: 155448

Price: $125.00