The Loyola University College of Law will be hosting a free symposium this Thursday, March 3, about the Dead Man Walking opera that is premiering in Louisiana on Friday, March 4, at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. The symposium’s panelists will feature Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty author Sister Helen Prejean and New Orleans Opera General & Artistic Director Robert Lyall.
The symposium will take place Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in room 308 of Loyola University’s College of Law Broadway Campus, located on 526 Pine Street.
Published in 1993, author Prejean’s book was made into an award-winning film in 1995 and an opera in 2000. The opera has been produced 47 times, and tickets can be purchased to see the Louisiana premiere here.