Free ‘Dead Man Walking’ play at MDC

Sister HelenTo help increase human rights awareness, the Miami Dade College (MDC) North Campus Pen Playerswill present free performances of the play Dead Man Walking at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, through Thursday, March 13, and a 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, at 11380 NW 27 Ave. in the Lehman Theatre.

The work is based on the bestselling book Dead Man Walking by humanitarian and anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean. Prejean will make a special guest appearance and share brief remarks at the Friday evening performance.

For more than two decades, Sister Prejean has devoted her life to educating individuals about the death penalty and mentoring inmates on death row.  Her book, Dead Man Walking, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and was ranked number one on the New York Times best-seller list for 31 consecutive weeks. It has been adapted into an opera, play and a major Oscar-winning motion picture starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn.