Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily from October 23, 2014 until October 25, 2014
Daily from October 31, 2014 until November 2, 2014
Daily from November 7, 2014 until November 8, 2014
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 300 West Wayne Street
A Lesson Before Dying
by: Romulus Linney, from the novel by Ernest J. Grimes
directed by: Thom Hofrichter
In 1948 backwoods Louisiana, an innocent black man is convicted of killing a white store owner and is sentenced to die. Because his attorney attempts to mitigate his sentence by arguing he only has the sense of a hog, the man decides to behave like one. A local schoolteacher tries to convince him he is a man, not an animal. As a result, they both regain their dignity as men. This celebrated novel's wrenching power lies in the grace the characters muster as their defense against being treated as less than human.
Oct. 23, 24, 25, 31, Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8, 2014
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