6:30 p.m. - Opera Insights with Sidwell Friends History Department Chair Steve Steinbach
7:30 p.m. - Performance of Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking is inspired by the true story of Sister Helen Prejean, who has devoted her life to ending capital punishment. The opera, by Jake Heggie, focuses on Sister Helen's experiences counseling a convicted murderer on Louisiana's death row, as well as her interactions with his family and the families of his victims. The emotionally powerful drama raises fundamental – and none too easy – questions not simply about the death penalty, but also about the nature of justice, suffering, compassion, and redemption.
The Sidwell Friends community is presented with a special offer from Washington National Opera. Mention offer number "245112" while ordering Kennedy Center tickets by phone or at the Box Office for 20% off select orchestra seats for Dead Man Walking on Friday, March 3.
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