A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

Performances February 10-26, 2017

Jefferson, an innocent young man, is condemned to death in backwoods Louisiana in 1948. At the trial his lawyer, trying to save his life, called him no more a human being than a hog. In prison, he acts like one, insisting that he will be dragged like that hog to his death in the electric chair. His godmother asks a schoolteacher to teach him to die like a man. The teacher, Grant Wiggins, struggling to quit his poor parish school and leave the South, faces both Jefferson and himself as execution day arrives. Ernest J. Gaines' celebrated novel makes an engrossing, moving and finally devastating play for the stage. "Rousing theatre for sure." —NY Magazine.

  • By Romulus Linney from the novel by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Directed by Denise O'Neal


  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
  • Sundays at 3:00 pm
  • Buy One Get One Free Thursday February 16 at 7:30 pm
  • PAY WHAT YOU CAN NIGHT Tuesday February 21 at 7:30 pm


  • Adults $16
  • Seniors & Students $14

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