Photo by Valerie Taylor
May 1 at 3:00 pm
Umstead Park United Church of Christ. 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh 27617
$10 Admission Sunday, May 1. FREE for nonprofits and churches.
Season Ticket holders receive free admission to all shows.
An original play researched and written by The Justice Theater Project. One weekend of performances reprising this original work that voices the many sides of the death penalty issue in North Carolina.
Written by Deb Royals and members of The Justice Theater Project.
“Still…Life” is based on extensive field work and research into the many sides of the people affected by the death penalty in North Carolina. The show was first workshopped in schools, churches and universities throughout the Triangle in 2006 . It was then presented in 2008 under the direction of Joseph Megel, at UNC Chapel Hill, Swain Hall in conjunction with the university’s year-long look at the death penalty in North Carolina. The first-hand accounts and slides show exactly what takes place at a state-sponsored execution, as well as glimpses intopoints of view of those that have lost a loved one to murder, and those who have loved someone executed by the state. A pastor ministering to death row inmates lovingly keeps the handkerchief used to wipe the tears of an executed inmate. A daughter relives the tale of her mother’s murder. A soon to be executed prisoner apologizes to the family of the victim. Told with stark visuals, and with a newly added musical element, this glimpse into the human toll of the death penalty in North Carolina is once again a timely reminder of where we “sit in our state” during the current state wide moratorium.
“Still…Life. An Exploration of a Killing State, North Carolina” Directed by JTP’s Artistic Director Deb Royals. Ensemble includes Vincent Drayton, Jamal Farrar, Lucia Foster, Thom Haynes, Celeste Hinnant, John Honeycutt, Juan Isler and Julie Weber. Stage Manager: Lisa Monroe. Light Design: Tom Wolf. Master Carpenter: Jeffrey Nugent. Properties: Erin Folk. Musician: Fred Wilson.
Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org 919-264-7089
All shows sponsored by The Franciscan Friars of the Holy Name Province, The State of NC Arts Council, the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, and the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi.
Events and Discussions Surrounding “Still…Life”:
All discussions are free and open to the public and take place at Umstead Park United Church of Christ. 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh NC 27617. Shows are $10, or free for nonprofits and churches.
Sunday, May 1 - 1:45pm Discussion. 3:00pm show. “The Death Penalty: Faith Perspectives.” Representatives from different faiths will come together and discuss their community’s perspective regard to the death penalty.