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A Lesson Before Dying

Date: October 27th, 2014

Location: Theatre Lab - Grace Jacobs Building - Lower Level

Time: 19:30 - 22:00

Cost:$15 General Admission; $10 Senior Citizens/Non-CSU Students; $5 CSU Students with IDs

Two young black men teach each other lessons and meet their different futures with dignity. Set in Louisiana in 1948, the play explores racial attitudes that seem lifted from today's news.

Coppin Repertory Theatre presents Romulus Linney’s A Lesson Before Dying, based on the Oprah’s Book Club selected and Pulitzer Prize nominated novel by Ernest Gaines.

Jefferson, a young man incarcerated for a murder he did not commit, will soon lose his life and has already lost his self-respect. Grant Wiggins, a young teacher, has most of his life ahead of him, but has already lost respect for the situation in which he lives. As the play unfolds, these two young black men teach each other the lessons they need to meet their very different futures with dignity and with strength.

Set in segregated Louisiana in 1948, this play explores racial perceptions and attitudes that could have been lifted from the newspapers of Ferguson, Missouri, this month. This production is recommended for audience members who are at least 13 years of age.

The production will run in the Theatre Lab Thursday through Monday, October 23-27, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday and matinees at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Theatre Lab is on the lower level of the Grace Hill Jacobs building, at the 2500 W. North Avenue entrance of the campus. Parking is available adjacent to the building.

General admission is $15 and only $10 for senior citizens and students from other schools. Admission for Coppin students with fall, 2014, Coppin IDs is just $5.00. Group rates are also available. For additional information, call 410 - 951-3366 or 410 - 951-3369.

Join us for this production and challenge yourself to respond to these lessons.


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