Theatre Tuscaloosas next virtual offering for its 2020-21 Spreading Joy Season will be a presentation of its 2007 production of "A Lesson Before Dying" by Romulus Linney, which will be available March 19-21. In this drama, based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines, an innocent young man is condemned to death in Louisiana in 1948 after his defense lawyer calls him "no more a human being than a hog." Despairing, he decides that he will be dragged to his death like a hog. His godmother asks a jaded school teacher to help the young man find his humanity before his death, and together both men come to regain their dignity, reconnect with their community, and learn "the importance of standing."
Ages: 15 and older