The Dream of the Burning Boy

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 - Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 at Clarence Brown Lab Theatre

David West Read

Directed by
Carol Mayo Jenkins

Lab Theatre


“…eloquent, affecting…moving.”  The New York Times

Since the death of his favorite student, Larry Morrow — a fifty-something high school teacher — has been falling asleep at his desk and dreaming. The student’s sister and his friends find little solace in schoolwork. And the school’s guidance counselor keeps hanging inspirational slogans on the walls to help everyone “process their emotions.” A bittersweet story of finding the way and strength to move on.

This production contains mature language and themes.

‡ 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.