A Lesson Before Dying Events Planned in Conjunction with Production

The Clarence Brown Theatre is performing A Lesson Before Dying, February 24-March 13. There are many ancillary events that are taking place around the production.

Spiritual Songs

The History of the Negro Spiritual

6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, Beck Cultural Center

  • Naima Johnston Bush presents a musical lecture exploring the history of the development of the Spiritual with acapella demonstrations and original music contained within it.

Pay What You Wish Night

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre

  • Making theatre more accessible to everyone in the community and beyond by attending A Lesson Before Dying for any amount they choose.

Post-Performance Salon Discussions

Tuesday, March 1 and 8, following the 7:30 p.m. performance, Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre

  • Post-performance Salon discussion for community members to discuss their thoughts, experiences, and issues raised after attending the performance of A Lesson Before Dying.

CBT Family Fest

6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, UT’s Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • The Clarence Brown Theatre is offering drastically reduced $10 tickets to a performance of A Lesson Before Dying and a pre-performance buffet-style dinner.

Season for Youth Student Matinees

9:30 a.m. March 2, 4, 9, and 11, Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre

  • These designated performances will offer nearly 1,400 middle and high school students the opportunity to attend A Lesson Before Dying for only $6.

Sunday Symposium with Dr. Michelle D. Commander

Sunday, March 13, following the 2:00 p.m. performance, Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre

  • Michelle Commander will lead a post-performance discussion on the play and its themes.

Book discussions will be taking place at different locations from Monday, February 22, 10 a.m. to Monday, March 7, 6 p.m. at various locations in the Knoxville area. Read more information on the ancillary events surrounding the production of A Lesson Before Dying.