CharPo sits down with famed Roman Catholic Nun Sister Helen Prejean on the eve of L’Opéra de Montréal’s production of the critically-acclaimed opera Dead Man Walking, which is based on Prejean’s New York Times bestseller. Plus, Prejean remembers the day she first met Susan Sarandon and the last day of convicted murderer Elmo Patrick Sonnier’s life …
by Richard Burnett
(performance photos by Yves Renaud, rehearsal and presser photos by Richard Burnett)
My friends in New Orleans began calling me Hurricane Bugs after I blew into NOLA for Halloween some years ago, and scared the bejezus out of the Big Sleazy on my absinthe-laced boozy first night there when I tripped and fell on Bourbon Street, then slid face first into a gutter.
|Prejean meets the media|
Needless to say, Sister Helen and I became fast friends. And the woman is a born storyteller. (cont'd)
|Sister Helen and Bugs|