Dead Man Walking,
Thursday, July 27 @ 7:30 PM

Saturday July 29 @ 7:30 PM

Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center,
Barry University
 

11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33161


Based on the impactful book and film interpretation of the same name, acclaimed composer Jake Heggie’s takes on the true story that forever influenced the modern debate on the death penalty in America. When a New Orleans-based Catholic nun agrees to become penpals with an inmate convicted of murder on death row, her entire worldview on life, death, forgiveness, and capital punishment is challenged forever. Heggie will personally work with MMF’s Opera Institute cast to guarantee this summer’s will be a poignant retelling of the modern setting, featuring libretto by Tony-award-winning Terrance McNally (Masterclass, Ragtime).