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Dead Man Walking and the Quality of Mercy Project

The Play

Dead Man Walking

By Tim Robbins
Directed by Mikalina Rabinsky
April 16-May 15, 2016

Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s national bestseller, Dead Man Walking tells the story of Sister Prejean’s journey through our system of capital punishment. Through the lens of her role as spiritual adviser to a death row inmate, the play meditates on the deeper issues of justice and mercy and the implication that we are all involved in the human consequences of our justice system: the condemned, the bereaved, the executed, the executioner, the individual, the community.

We are very excited to be able to support our phenomenal community partners (see links in "The Project" section) with special fundraising/talkback performances one night each weekend of the run. Tickets for these fundraiser performances are $35, with $5 from each ticket going directly to the community partner.
Our community partner fundraising dates are:
Sunday, April 17th at 2:30pm: The James. B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
Saturday, April 23rd at 7:30pm: Evanston Art Center
Saturday, April 30th at 7:30pm: Literature for All of Us
Saturday, May 7th at 7:30pm: Evanston Township High School
Saturday, May 14th at 7:30pm: Chicago Innocence Center

See some great theatre and support great causes!

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The Project

This season, we are meditating on compassion, connection and community through the Quality of Mercy Project. Where is the intersection of justice
and mercy? What is the human consequence of the justice system? To help us reflect upon and examine these issues, and to bring this conversation to our wider community, we have partnered with these venerable institutions:

Chicago Innocence Center
Evanston Art Center
Evanston Township High School
Literature for All of Us
James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy

We hope you will join us for art installations, discussion panels, specialty workshops, pop-up performances, and community dialogue beginning
in March 2016. Click the thumbnail below to view the full programming brochure.

Dead Man Walking and The Quality of Mercy Project have been made possible with the support of the following:

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