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.

Late Seating: Evening shows begin promptly at 7:30pm and matinees at 2:00pm. We encourage you to arrive by 7:00pm for evening performances and 1:30pm for matinees. Seats are guaranteed until show time.

For your safety and to avoid disturbing other patrons, latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager and may be placed in alternative seating. In rare instances, show conditions can prevent us from admitting audience members until intermission. We encourage all patrons to arrive early to ensure seating and a prompt start time.


Katie Cunningham ‡


Mark Jennings


Alyssa Miller


Brady Moldrup


Ben Terpstra


Terry Weber ‡


Chauncey Whitlock


Artistic Team

Carol Mayo Jenkins


Jelena Andzic

Scenic Designer

Kate Cannon

Costume Designer

Aice Trent

Lighting Designer

Andrew Wright

Sound Designer

Marc Giguere


Delaynie Rizer

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.