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A Lesson Before Dying

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Main Stage performances are at the New Hazlett Theatre Center for Performing Arts

Performances are typically 2 hours long.

Showtimes: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM


A Lesson Before Dying

by Romulus Linney, based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines

Directed by Rich Keitel
March 4, 2016 - March 13, 2016







- Pittsburgh City Paper

- 'Burgh Vivant

A Lesson for Our Times

“I want you to show them the difference between what they think you are and what you can be.”
Jefferson, an African-American young man is condemned to death in a small-town Louisiana for a murder he didn't commit. His godmother persuades a teacher to visit Jefferson and teach him to die with dignity as a man. Many lessons are learned in this powerful drama on the value of human life adapted by Romulus Linney from Ernest J. Gaines’ celebrated novel.
Opens March 4 and runs until March 13

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Accessibility Contact
Our Accessibility Contact is Connie Brinda, Operations Director

The Hazlett Theater Performing Arts Center where Prime Stage performs is accessible for people with disabilities.  For information on seating and/or to request an ASL signed student matinee performance, please email Prime Stage at