A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

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In a drama about race and resistance in 1940s Louisiana, Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to counsel the condemned man.

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Based on Ernest J. Gaines’ National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940’s. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his home town after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson’s. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one’s own fate.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
Rick Foucheux as Paul Bonin
Keith Glover as Grant Wiggins
Jamahl Marsh as Jefferson
Linda Powell as Vivian Baptiste
Jefferson A. Russell as Reverend Moses Ambrose
Jerry Whiddon as Sam Guidry
Beatrice Winde as Emma Glenn

Directed by Nick Olcott. Recorded at Voice of America in Washington DC.

Publisher: New York : Dramatists Play Service, c2001
ISBN: 9781580814706
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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