associate director of the Nebraskan Student Union, 308.865.8523
A one-man play based on the stories, emotions and lives of men and women on death row will be performed 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 22, in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room.
Ken Carnes, a solo artist, will present “Last Words,” an adaptation from the original stage play titled “Dead Man Talking.”
The one-person show is a nationally acclaimed piece that showcases the thoughts of America’s executed through stories.
Designed to make the audience aware of issues embedded in the criminal justice system, “Last Words” proves to challenge the audience. There will be a question and answer period after the presentation.
Carnes holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling with an arts therapy focus from Salve Regina University. He has also been trained as an actor at the American Conservatory Theatre. A veteran and former army aviator, Carnes uses theatre to promote human rights and civil liberties.
The evening, which is being sponsored by the Loper Programming Activities Council, is free and open to the public.