Sister Helen Prejean (4/13/1994)

November 8, 2019, 11:00 pm

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Sister Helen Prejean speaking about Dead Man Walking at Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Kyle Flubacker)

Sister Helen Prejean spoke with Studs Terkel in 1994, shortly after the publication of Dead Man Walking, her eyewitness account of the death penalty and spiritual journey through our system of capital punishment.  Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Terrence McNally have told the moving story of her burning passion for justice in an opera, now on stage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.