DEAD MAN WALKING
Southern State Community College Auditorium [Hillsboro]
Directed by Rainee Angles
Cast: Paula Campagna as Helen Prejean, Ryan Elrich as Herbie/Guard 2/Troy, Kevin Evans as Hilton Barber/Man 1, Xander Hardin as Jim/Reporter 2, Madison Hatfield as Sr. Colleen/Marybeth Percy/Woman 3, Emma Horick as Hope Percy/Female Guard/Woman 1, Bronwyn Jones as St. Marie Augusta Neal/Lucille Poncelet/Prejean’s Mother, Andrew Marler as Matt Poncelet, Quinn Pickering-Polstra as Chaplain Farley/Man 2/Warden Hartman, Zebadiah Pickering-Polstra as Clyde Percy/Trapp/Governor Fredericks, Kara Russell as Reporter 3/Emily Percy/Nurse, Eric Silcott as Luis Montoya/Earl Delacroix/Doctor, Shane Taylor as Guy Gilardi, Walter Delacroix, Sergeant Beliveau, Matthew Waits as Guard, Mitch, Mirabeau/Man 3 & Sarah Wuellner as Reporter 1/Mrs. Delacroix/Woman 2
Based on the successful book and film, Sister Helen Prejean, a catholic nun, receives a letter from a death row inmate by the name of Matthew Poncelet. Poncelet was sentenced to Louisiana’s death row for killing two young teenagers. Although Poncelet was sentenced to death, Carl Vitello, his accomplice, was sentenced to a lesser sentence of life without parole. Poncelet, as depicted by the press, is a volatile criminal who often makes references regarding Hitler as a role model. By becoming Matt’s spiritual advisor, Helen is able to get inside the mind of a convicted killer. With letters and visits, Prejean is able to discover and understand a man that the rest of the world only views as a cold-blooded killer.
- Fri-Sat, July 27-28 at 7:30pm
- Sun, July 29 at 3pm
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