2015-2016 Let Justice Roll Like a River
A Lesson Before
Dying - October 9-24
Clare Hall at 11401 Leesville Rd., Raleigh.
Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, and 23 at 8:00 pm
Oct. 11, 18, 24 3:00 pm
$22 Adults. $17 Seniors/Students. $14 Groups 10+. $10 High School Students
Prices do not include 6.75% tax.
Daytime High School Performances available for booking:
October 12, 13, 15, and 20
9:30 a.m. $10 per student. 110 seat venue
Daytime Seniors Over 55 Performance
9:30 a.m. $14 per person. Limited to 110 seats.
Tickets will be available on line by September 1.
Tickets may be purchased by phone with a credit card to avoid on line fees.
Contact us by email
to reserve daytime performances.
Friday, Oct. 9, 6:30 pm Bring your dinner and join in a pre-show discussion with JTP Artistic Director Deb Royals. The Death Penalty in NC- Where we are today. No ticket to a show is required to attend the free discussion.
Sunday, Oct. 11 is $14 day
Saturday, Oct 17, 6:30 pm Pre-show discussion with Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy. Structural Racism. No ticket to the show is required to attend the free discussion.
Sunday, Oct 18 has free childcare services for potty trained children over age 3.
Friday, Oct 16 Audio Description for the visually impaired
Wednesday, October 21 - Join us for an evening discussion of the book. Free.
Tickets on Sale Friday, August 28.
Lesson Before Dying by Romulus Linney, based on the book by Ernest J. Gaines, was the first play that JTP presented in 2004 and
garnered high praise for it production and outreach, receiving the first five
star rating given by the Independent Weekly.
Jefferson is an innocent young man condemned to death in backwoods
Louisiana in 1948. At the trial his lawyer, trying to save his life, calls him
a hog. In prison, he decides to acts like one, insisting that he will be
dragged like that hog to his death in the electric chair. His godmother asks a
schoolteacher to teach him to die like a man. The teacher, Grant Wiggins,
struggling to quit his poor parish school and leave the South, faces both
Jefferson and deeper feelings as the execution day arrives. Ernest J. Gaines'
celebrated novel makes an engrossing, moving and finally devastating play for
the stage. The story's wrenching power
lies not in its outrage but in the almost inexplicable grace the characters
must muster as their only resistance to being treated like lesser beings.
Grant Wiggins - Joseph Callender
Emma Glen - Lorretta Green, Gwen Veale Hendrix (u)
Jefferson - Gil Faison
Sam Guidry - Michael Lester
Paul Bonin - Sean Wellington, Colten Moyer (u)
Reverend Moses Ambrose - Juan Isler
Vivian Baptiste - Connie McCoy Rogers, Leslie Richardson (u)
Jeff Nugent - Associate Technical Director/Set build team
Deb Royals - Associate Technical Director/Set Design/Set Build team
JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell- Stage Manager
Tom Wolf - JTP Resident Sound and Light Designer
Brenda Hayes - JTP Resident Costume Designer
Courtney Hayes-Rainey - Set Build team
Erin Folk - Props Design/Set Build team
Noah Mizerk - Set Build team
Ben Eidum - Set Build team
Slee Arnold - Marketing
Melissa Reilly - Assistant to the Artistic Director
Black Nativity by Langston Hughes
Directed by Deb Royals
Music Direction By Carolyn Colquitt
Choreography by Chuck Davis
Saturday, December 19 at 7pm
Sunday, December 20 at 4pm
Sunday, December 20 at 7pm
Monday, December 21 at 8pm
Tuesday, December 22 at 8pm
Stewart Theatre, NC State Campus
Free Parking. Reserved Seating. 750 seats per performance.
Tickets will be on sale by mid September. Prices to be announced soon, and should be comparable to last year.
Tuesdays with Morrie
by Jeffery Hatcher and Mitch Albom
Directed by Andy Hayworth
A JTP fan favorite featuring John Honeycutt as Morrie.
Still Life, an Exploration of a Killing State, North Carolina,
April, 2015 Directed by Deb Royals
April 28, 29, 30 and May 1
Umstead Park United Church of Christ.
An original play researched and written by members of The Justice Theater Project. One weekend of performances reprising this original work that voices the many sides of the death penalty issue in North Carolina.
A REALLY big musical
that we presented in June of 2013, which sold out in advance... Look for our big reveal on January 16, 2016....