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A Catholic nun's experiences with people on death row become the play Dead Man Walking, which opens today at U of L.

The U of L theatre arts-presented Dead Man Walking will take place on from Jan. 29-Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. each night. Matinees will take place on Feb. 1 and 2 at 3 p.m. each day. All performances will happen in the Thrust Theatre, located at 2314 S. Floyd Street (same intersection as the McDonalds).

Tickets for each show are $16 for adults and $13 for students. All tickets can be purchased at the door or the U of L box office.

Sister Helen Prejean's book Dead Man Walking dealt with her experiences as a chaplain to inmates on death row. During her time, she learned the intimate details of the execution process as well as the lives of those facing execution. The experiences affected Prejean's views on capital punishment, which lead to the writing of the book.

That book was later turned into a movie of the same name starring Sean Penn. Later, Tim Robbins, who directed and co-wrote the movie, created the play version with Prejean's support.

Russell Vandenbroucke directed Dead Man Walking for the U of L theatre arts department.

Following the production, U of L theatre arts will present Sylvia. That production will go on in late February.

(Image from U of L theatre arts)

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