WHO: BC Theatre Ensemble presents A Lesson Before Dying by Romulus Linney and directed by Charles David Brooks, III, and Ernest J. Gaines' eighth novel, published in 1993.
WHAT: 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.
WHEN: March 30 thru April 1, 2017
WHERE: Ponder Fine Arts /Humanities Center
Charles David Brooks, III, Director