A Lesson Before Dying (Compact Disc)

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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 Washingto

About the Author


Gaines is a graduate of San Francisco State College and a recipient of a Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship to Stanford University.

ROMULUS LINNEY, acclaimed playwright of over 30 plays, including Childe Byron, "2," and Holy Ghosts, is the author of two other novels, Jesus Tales and Slowly, By Thy Hand Unfurled. Linney has received numerous awards, including two National Critics Awards for Best Play of the Year, and two Obie Awards. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which gave him its Award in Literature and its Award of Merit Medal for Drama.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781580812283
ISBN-10: 1580812287
Publisher: LA Theatre Works
Publication Date: May 10th, 2002
Language: English