Meet Sister Helen Prejean


OperaDelaware is thrilled to announce that author/activist Sister Helen Prejean will be at our opening performance of Dead Man Walking at The Grand on April 27 at 7:30 pm. Our Festival production of Dead Man Walking is based on the true account of Sister Helen’s emotional journey as the unlikely spiritual advisor to a Louisiana death row inmate. Interested in a closer look at Dead Man Walking before our performances? We are proud to partner with First & Central Presbyterian Church and Market Street Music for a special book discussion and Q&A with Sister Helen at First & Central on April 27. Full details below.

Q&A and Book Discussion with Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen will share her story about counseling death-row inmate Elmo Patrick Sonnier and others, and how her advocacy work continues today. This is a rare chance to meet Sister Helen in person. The Rev. Dr. Douglas D. Gerdts will lead the discussion. Admission is free. Space is limited so reservations are required.

WHEN: April 27, 3:30 pm
WHERE: First & Central Presbyterian Church (1101 N. Market St.)

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.