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April 26, 2013
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
DeSoto Corner Theatre
211 E. Pleasant Run Road

DeSoto, TX 75115
Evening Performances - $25 Matinee Performances - $20
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A Lesson Before Dying - presented by African American Repertory Theater

Friday, April 26, 2013

Bayonne, Louisiana, 1948. Jefferson, a young African-American man, receives the death penalty for a crime he did not commit. In an attempt to sway a group of all white jurors, his attorney calls him a hog - forever changing Jefferson’s sense of self-worth. Desperate to rescue her godson from the prison of self-hatred, Miss Emma calls on the local school teacher, Grant Wiggins to teach Jefferson what it means to be a man, before he dies. But Grant struggles with his own demons and wants to flee, rather than face his fears in the eyes of a condemned man. But the women in Grant’s life won’t let him run. Show runs weekends beginning April 5 - 28, 2013. Friday and Saturday Evening Shows at 7:30pm, $25. Saturday and Sunday Matinee Shows at 2:30pm, $20. Preview Show: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:30pm, $12.