Jefferson, an innocent young man, is condemned to death in backwoods Louisiana in 1948. At the trial his lawyer, trying to save his life, called him no more a human being than a hog. In prison, he 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 himself as execution day arrives. Ernest J. Gaines' celebrated novel makes an engrossing, moving and finally devastating play for the stage. "Rousing theatre for sure." —NY Magazine.
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Welcome to our 2017 Summer Camps at the Pearl Theater. Let your kids ACT up this summer. All campers will get quality training in acting, singing, dancing, and design by professionals in a safe and creative environment.
Each actor will also have the opportunity to be a STAR in the end of camp showcases.
We offer half and full day camps for students ages 4 through college freshmen, beginners through more experienced students.
Full day campers should bring a healthy sack lunch, two snacks, and a bottle of water.
To save a spot in a summer camp a $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration with the balance due by TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE START OF CAMP.
Camp Tuition includes camper t-shirt and 1 FREE ticket to the showcase performance. All other tickets are just $3 available online or at the door.
Early Bird Deadline is May 31, 2017
Pearland Theatre Guild is now accepting submissions from directors for our 2017/2018 Season. Please submit by February 28, 2017.
Directors may submit up to three plays for consideration. We will first consider submissions that are family-friendly and those with broad audience appeal. We are unable to produce unpublished works at this time.
We are especially looking for the following:
Please fill out the 2016-PTG-Director-Application and include at least one copy of the script you wish to propose.
Please compile your packet and mail to our post office box:
Pearland Theatre Guild
11601 Shadow Creek Parkway Suite 111-234
Pearland, TX 77584
Bring your submission packet to the Pearl Theater. Please call (832) 459-4674 to verify someone will be there to accept your packet.