Open Captioned Play: "A Lesson Before Dying"
“The story’s wrenching power lies not in its outrage but in the almost inexplicable grace the characters must muster as their only resistance to being treated like lesser beings.” The New Yorker
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.
*Open Captioning is scheduled for the third Sunday matinee for each of our productions. For each production, special seating is reserved to provide the best sight line for those wishing to use this service. These reserved seats are only available through the Clarence Brown Box Office (865.974.5161). Just mention that you are interested in Open Captioning.