Explore the themes of Dead Man Walking through a series of thought-provoking engagements from a film screening and panel discussions to a master class and book clubs. For mature audiences only. 17+
Tuesday, June 3, 6:00-8:00 pm, Denver
Join Central City Opera, Curious Theatre Company, Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret and Wonderbound for an invigorating discussion between artistic leaders on the high-stakes world of producing gutsy, risqué and sensual art in Denver. FREE. [Rated R details]
July 13 and 19, 11:30-1:30 pm, followed by the Dead Man Walking matinee at 2:30 pm
Head to the hills for an afternoon adventure. Bring your lunch to the picturesque Central City Cemetery to hear the tales of the county’s most infamous bad boys and naughty girls. See who spent time behind bars at Washington Hall followed by short historic tours that will introduce you to the town’s most notorious characters, ending with a gunfight. [Central City Days details]
Performed select dates July 5 through 25
Rated R (17+) – Mature Audiences Only: Violence, Language & Nudity
Based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean, which also inspired the award-winning movie, Jake Heggie’s powerful opera follows the true story of a nun’s spiritual journey as she counsels a Louisiana death row inmate. Sister Helen struggles with her own religious convictions as she leads the prisoner down a path to redemption. [Opera details]
Do you love to read? Pick up a copy of Dead Man Walking from the Tattered Cover and join one of their book clubs in exploring the themes of this powerful true story. Denver Public Library Central Branch will also offer the experience to readers through their book clubs.
Wednesday, March 12, 6:00-9:00 pm, Denver
Meet Sister Helen Prejean, author of the book Dead Man Walking, at a book signing sponsored by the Tattered Cover and a screening of the film by the same name starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. FREE admission. Bring your own book or buy one on site. Also featuring a special performance by Central City Opera Ensemble Artists. [Book Signing/Film Screening details]
Thursday, March 13, 3:30-5:30 pm, Glendale
Join panelists Sister Helen Prejean, opera composer Jake Heggie, DA George Brauchler of Arapahoe County, Defense Mitigation Specialist Greta Lindecrantz and victim survivor Dana Sampson for a symposium on the death penalty and other themes related to Dead Man Walking. FREE admission. [Symposium details]
Friday, March 14, 4:30-6:30 pm, Colorado Springs
Select students, faculty and alumni performers will have a unique opportunity to learn the magic behind creating a piece like Dead Man Walking through a master class with composer Jake Heggie, performance by Central City Opera Ensemble Artists and a reception afterwards. RSVP by March 13 to Autumn email@example.com or via phone at 719.577.4556. [Master class details]
Generously sponsored by the Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, April 10, 6-8 pm, Denver
Engage in an interfaith discussion on the death penalty with leaders from the Catholic, Jewish, Greek Orthodox, Buddhist and Unitarian Universalist faiths. FREE admission. [Round table details]
Thank you to our collaborating partners: City and Chamber of Commerce of Glendale, University of Denver – Constitutional Right and Remedies Program, Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, Greek Orthodox Metropolis Cathedral of Denver, Tattered Cover, Denver Public Libraries, Colorado Springs Conservatory, ACLU, Gilpin History.