TROY – The Troy University Theatre will present “A Lesson Before Dying” by Romulus Linney Nov. 13-15 and Nov. 19-21 in the Trojan Center Theatre.
The play, based on the novel by Ernest Gaines, centers on a young black man who is wrongly condemned to death in backwoods Louisiana in 1948. His godmother asks a schoolteacher to teach him to die like a man.
The novel is the subject of the University’s Common Reading Initiative this semester and the play compliments the cross-curriculum discussion of the book, said Adena Moree, who is directing the production.
Tickets, on sale now the Trojan Box Office, are available for $5 for reserved seating. Admission is free to students with TROY ID. For tickets, call the box office at 334-670-3293.