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DEAD MAN WALKING

March 17, 2017
  • Location: Pensacola Saenger Theatre
  • 118 South Palafox Place
  • Pensacola, FL 32502
  • (850) 433-6737 phone

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* For mature audiences due to graphic content and profanity. Experience one of the most gripping and important operas of the new century.

Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s book (also the source for the blockbuster film) about her experiences as a spiritual adviser to prisoners on Death Row, Dead Man Walking is a “masterpiece of words, music, and emotions.” The New York Times

It opens with the brutal murder of two teenagers by Joseph de Rocher. It ends with his execution, Sister Helen at his side. In between, a searing emotional journey. A woman of God struggles to find humanity in a brutal criminal. A murderer is forced to confront and acknowledge his heinous act. And two families—those of the murdered and of the murderer—poignantly reveal that there are many victims of an unspeakable crime.