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From Obie Award-winning playwright Romulus Linney, adapted from the Critics Circle Award-winning novel by Ernest J. Gaines, A Lesson Before Dying powerfully addresses the basic predicaments of a human being striving for dignity in a world that often dismisses it. The play revolves around an illiterate, impulsive young black man living in rural Louisiana in 1948 as he awaits his execution for the death of a white man he didn't kill. Engrossing, moving and ultimately devastating, A Lesson Before Dying brings to light the timeless subject of the death penalty and the ways in which the imprisoned find feedom even in the moment of their death.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Actor's Group Theatre, Los Angeles