Dead Man Walking – Opera Based on Story of Sister Helen Prejean

To: Parish and School Staff
From: Paula Gwynn Grant, Director, Office of Communications

Dead Man Walking is an opera that tells the story of Sister Helen Prejean and her time as a spiritual advisor to Joseph de Rocher, a murderer on death row. According to The Guardian, this new American opera “makes the most concentrated impact of any piece of American music theater since West Side Story.”

The show will be February 2, 5, 8, 10, 2019 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339.

There is a special promotion for us, The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, as well as our brothers and sisters in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Use promo code DMW25 to get 25% off ticket prices for any of the performances. For the promo code to work, please enter it first, then choose your seats.

A pre-show talk with Jake Heggie (music composer) and Sister Helen Prejean will be Saturday, February 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the theater. This talk is free and open to all ticket holders for that evening’s performance.

Please see the attached flyer. For more information and tickets, please visit the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center’s website.