Tickets on sale for ‘A Lesson Before Dying’ at Pearl Theatre

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Tickets are on sale now for the Pearl Theatre’s “A Lesson Before Dying.” Performances will run Feb. 10-26. The Pearl Theatre is part of the Pearland Theatre Guild.

The show is based on Ernest J. Gaines’ novel about a man condemned for death in Louisiana in 1948. His godmother asks a school teacher to teach the condemned man how to die like a man. The teacher faces both the condemned student and himself as execution day arrives.

The play, written by Romulus Linney, has been called “engrossing, moving and finally a devastating play for the stage.” This production will be directed by Denise O’Neal.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets will be buy one get one free for the Feb. 16 performance at 7:30 p.m. and Pay What You Can Night Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors and students.

The Pearl Theatre is located at 14803 Park Almeda Drive in Houston.

The box office phone number is 832-459-4674.

The Pearl Theater, a 501c3 non-profit performing arts organization, opened Sept. 1, 2011 and was established as a home for creatives to take part in high-quality theatrical experiences. From the youngest actor to the most seasoned veteran, all are welcomed at the Pearl Theater to develop, explore, and share their passion for the arts.

The Pearland Theatre Guild incorporates non-traditional casting in order to draw upon the rich diversity of the Pearland community. Their focus is giving the public a well-balanced theatrical season, and striving to meet with excellence all of the demands placed on a community theatre.

For more information, call 713-340-2540 or visit

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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