November 6, 2011
7:30pm - 9:15pm
Campus Center, Little Theater
104 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
I.P.A.X is Proud to Present its Fall 2011 Production: A LESSON BEFORE DYING

A play by Romulus Linney, Based on the Novel by Ernest Gaines

Directed by Artisia Green
November 4-6, 2011
Performances at 7:30 pm

*Friday Performance includes Talk -Back After Show*

THE STORY: 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.