As the nation and media grapple with the tragic capital murder case of Andrea Yates, experts on both sides of the death penalty issue will convene at UC Irvine for an all-day symposium addressing the societal issues surrounding the death penalty in America. "Performance, Policy and Culture: 'Dead Man Walking' and the Death Penalty in America" combines live performances from Opera Pacific's production of "Dead Man Walking" with a scholarly forum. Speakers include a U.S. Circuit Court Judge, an L.A. County Chief Deputy District Attorney and internationally renowned professors of law, criminology, philosophy, psychology, drama and performance studies and media.
Saturday, March 30, 2002
8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Dr., Irvine
(949) 824-8294. Tickets are $25 (includes box lunch) and must be purchased in advance. For $30, attend a kick-off film screening of "Dead Man Walking" and question-and-answer session with symposium panel at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Crystal Cove Auditorium of the Student Center across from the Barclay Theatre.
This event is a collaboration between the University of California Bren Fellows Program and the Opera Pacific Company of Orange County. The mission is to bring together scholars, performers, UCI faculty and community members in a discussion and culturally stimulating forum on this hot-button social issue.