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Dead Man Walking at Avila

Good actors are used to doing homework in preparation for a role. Prior to Avila University Theatre Department's production of Dead Man Walking, KCUR's Steve Walker talked with members of the student cast who prepared by visiting Lansing penitentiary. By Steve Walker


Kansas City, MO – The Avila University Theatre Department presents "Dead Man Walking," a stage adaptation by Tim Robbins of his award-winning 1995 film, to the Goppert Theatre, March 1-4.

Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, the nonfiction anti-death penalty book on which the film and play were based, will appear at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Avila University as part of the Harry Truman Lecture Series and participate in a talkback following the opening night performance. Tickets are free, but a reservation is required.

Reservations can be requested by sending e-mail to jeremy.lillig@avila.edu. Tickets to the play cost $10 and also can be reserved by going to www.avila.edu/theatre/tickets.asp. For more information call (816) 501-3753.

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