A Lesson Before Dying by Romulus Linney

Based on the novel by Edward Gaines, a Southern schoolteacher, during Jim Crow, tries to save a young convicted boy from the Electric Chair.  The play explores the depths of racial inequality in America and resonates still today.

 

Scenic design by James Korf

Lighting design by Paul Dreher

Costume design by Marcia van Kuiken

The prisoner, the convicted
His Grandmother begs him to change
The teacher
Frisking
The teacher and his fiance
Eating his final meal
The local sherriff
Trying to find a way forward
In the end

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