Adapted for the stage by Oren Jacoby

Based on the novel by Ralph Ellison

Directed by Christopher McElroen

Boston & DC Production

Performances began September 5, 2012 | The Studio Theatre | Washington, DC

Performances began January 4, 2013 | The Huntington Theatre | Boston

Set Designer: Troy Hourie
Lighting Designer: ML Geiger
Sound Designer: David Remedios
Projection Designer: Alex Koch for Imaginary Media
Costume Designer: Kathleen Geldard
Production Stage Manager: Leslie Sears
Dramaturg: Adrien-Alice Hansel

Cast: Teagle F. Bougere, McKinley Belcher III, Brian D. Coats, Johnny Lee Davenport, DeLon Grant, Edward James Hyland, Joy Jones, Jeremiah Kissel, Deidra Lawan Starnes, and Julia Watt

Chicago Production

Jaunary 12 – February 19, 2012 | The Court Theatre | Chicago

Set Designer: Troy Hourie
Lighting Designer: John Culbert
Sound Designer: Josh Horvath
Projection Designer: Alex Koch
Costume Designer: Jacqueline Firkins
Production Stage Manager: Sara Gammage
Dramaturg: Jocelyn Prince

Cast: Teagle F. Bougere, Lance Stuart Baker, Kimm Beavers, Tracey N. Bonner, Chris Boykin, Kenn E. Head, Bill McGough, Paul Oakley Stovall, A.C. Smith, and Julia Watt

Press Quotes

  • "Stunning and vivid! This is exactly what theatre is supposed to do." - WGBH
  • "Powerful and searing! Faithful to the author’s rigorously uncompromising spirit." – The Boston Globe
  • "Poignant, poetic & emotionally enthralling!” – Berkshire Fine Arts
  • "Gorgeously staged! Christopher McElroen directs an excellent cast." – WBUR
  • "Unforgettably moving! A powerhouse performance by Teagle F. Bougere." – South Shore Critic
  • "Epic! A story supremely suited to theatrical adaptation. Teagle F. Bougere is astonishing!" – Cape Cod Times
  • "Brilliant! A powerhouse performance!" - EdgeBoston
  • "A remarkable… must-see… dramatic achievement.” – Chicago Tribune
  • “5 Stars. This Invisible Man should be seen far and wide." – TimeOut
  • "An altogether hypnotic adaptation of Invisible Man... a galvanic, emotionally fevered world premiere." – Chicago Sun-Times
  • “Ravishingly composed… radiantly evocative… stage with visual panache.” – Washington Post
  • “A must-see… the definition of theatrical brilliance.” –
  • "Complex and stylistically daring… the adaptation captures the book's relentless intelligence and sophisticated view of race and identity." – Variety
  • "Appearances don't deceive with this show: It looks good, and it is. It's worthy of Ellison's great novel, and like the Invisible Man himself, it deserves to be seen." – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • "The production of Invisible Man is… appreciated, greatly enjoyed, and a huge success." - DC Metro
  • "This Invisible Man is spectacularly luminescent… a bright spot that must be seen.” - MD Theatre Guide

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Presented by special arrangement with Christopher McElroen Productions, LLC in assocation with Micocci Productions, LLC.

Invisible Man has been developed with the support of The Court Theatre, The University of Chicago, The August Wilson Center, Pace University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, University of Iowa, New York University and New York Theatre Workshop.