Cast the First Stone
- Cast the First Stone
- April 9, 2017 6:00 pm
- April 9, 2017 8:00 pm
- Reynolds Hall
Join the Justice and Peace Council for a Palm-Sunday Evening screening of “Cast the First Stone”
On the Evening of Passion (Palm) Sunday, join the Justice and Peace Council for a light supper, screening of the documentary and conversation with Dean Thompson. Childcare will be provided.
Five years ago, inmates at Angola Prison and the Louisiana Correctional Institution for Women spent two years rehearsing and preparing a public performance of the life of Jesus Christ in the largest prison production of a Passion Play ever. The director, cast, and crew, numbering more than 75, were exclusively convicts. Cast the First Stone documents the preparation and performance of a story that resonates throughout time, and reverberates through a community who intimately knows the story of the person, convicted correctly or not, who sacrifices his/her life. Watch the trailer here.