The Acting Company is the only professional theater principally dedicated to the development of young classical actors. Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley from the first graduating class of the Drama Division of The Juilliard School, The Company has launched the careers of some 400 actors, including Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Keith David, Rainn Wilson, Lorraine Touissaint, Frances Conroy, Harriet Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Hamish Linklater, Jesse L. Martin, and Roslyn Ruff, while bringing high quality professional theater to hundreds of communities from coast to coast.
"Native Son triumphed.... Despite the 1940s setting, this adaptation distills the distancing near-century of racial oppression into a shocking 90-minute thriller that felt, in this fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat staging, bracingly immediate."
By William Shakespeare
With gorgeous costumes, music, enchanting parties, moonlit nights, dank graveyards, and blood-strewn streets, The Acting Company’s fresh productions breaths new life into this enduring tale.