Ken Carnes Presents Program Focusing on Death Penalty and Social Issues Tuesday, Feb. 22, at UNK

Jami Schaffnitt
coordinator of student activities at 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  at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 22, in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room.

Ken Carnes, a solo artist, presents “Last Words,” which is adapted from the original stage play “Dead Man Talking.”

The one-person show is a nationally acclaimed piece that showcases the thoughts of America’s executed. It presents stories, emotional experiences, and final thoughts of those facing the death penalty.

Designed to make the audience aware of issues embedded in the criminal justice system, “Last Words” proves to challenge the audience. A post-show question and answer period will be held 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 presentation, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Loper Programming Activities Council.