A Lesson Before Dying

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 - Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 at Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre

A Lesson Before Dying

A Play by Romulus Linney
Based on the Novel by Ernest J. Gaines

It’s 1948 in a small plantation community in the heart of Cajun country. A young man, jailed for a murder he did not commit, will soon lose his life and has lost his self-respect. A young teacher, with most of his life ahead of him, has lost respect for the situation in which he lives. 

Both men teach each other the lessons they need to face their very different futures with dignity and strength.

Engagement Opportunities

Ticket Pricing


Connor Hess

Paul Bonin, Deputy Sheriff

David Kortemeier ‡

Sam Guidry, Sheriff of Bayonne

Carléne Pochette ‡

Vivian Baptiste

A.C. Smith ‡

The Reverend Moses Ambrose

Trequon Tate ‡

Grant Wiggins

Jude Carl Vincent ‡


Celeste Williams ‡

Miss Emma Glenn

Artistic Team

Henry Wilkinson

Scenic Designer

Olivia Trees

Costume Designer

Maranda DeBusk

Lighting Designer

Mike Ponder

Sound Designer

Ross Jackson ‡

Stage Manager

‡ Appears through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ◊ Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. ¤ Represented by United Scenic Artists, local USA-829 of the IATSE.

“A Lesson Before Dying” press release – (pdf)