Dead Man Walking Performance and Lecture Series

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The College of Mount St. Joseph will host the Dead Man Walking series of performances and lecture in March.

One aspect of this series is the play Dead Man Walking, by Sister Helen Prejean, and performed by students, faculty, and staff of the Mount, Mother of Mercy High School, and McAuley High School. This play discusses some of Sister Helen’s experiences as a chaplain on death row and some of the people she encountered. There are three performance times for the play: Tuesday, March 25 at 10:50 a.m. and 7 p.m. and also on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. All of the performances will be held in the Mount’s theatre. This event is open to the public; tickets are $10, or $5 with a Mount ID.

The second aspect of this series is a lecture by Sister Helen Prejean about two of her works: Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. During her lecture, Sister Helen will share her views on the death penalty, some of her personal experiences as a chaplain on death row, and encourage citizens to become active in discourse on large issues that affect our society today. This event is free and open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Mount’s theatre.

For more information on either of these events please contact Mary Mazuk at 513-244-4828.