To Kill a Mockingbird
adapted by CHRISTOPHER SERGEL
from the novel by HARPER LEE
directed by JANELLE COOPER
ABOUT THE SHOW
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird opens in a sleepy Alabama town in the midst of the Great Depression, where Scout and her brother, Jem, live with their widowed father, Atticus Finch. Reminiscent of a bygone era, the play immerses us in a simpler time as the children play outside in the summer, act out stories and muse about their mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. The facade of the seemingly peaceful town begins to crack when a young black man is accused of a terrible crime. Driven by an unshakeable moral conviction, local lawyer Atticus defends the man in a trial that sends violent waves through the community. Timeless and lingering, this hard-hitting work explores prejudice, compassion and the courage to do what is right.
A title known the world over, To Kill a Mockingbird features one of literature’s towering symbols of integrity and righteousness in the character of Atticus Finch, based on Harper Lee’s own father. The character of Scout, based on Lee herself, has come to define youthful innocence—and its inevitable loss—for generation after generation of readers around the world. In a Library of Congress survey on books that have most affected people’s lives, To Kill a Mockingbird was second only to the Bible. In 1999, American librarians named it the “Best Novel of the Twentieth Century.” Harper Lee’s open-hearted dissection of justice and tolerance in the American South will be brought vividly to life on the StoryBook stage.
ABOUT THE STORY Notes on To Kill a Mockingbird
Check out Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the novel, courtesy of SparkNotes.
February 12 to March 13 2021
Thursdays to Saturdays 7pm
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Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Two act play, approx. 2 hours
$27 child, $32 adult
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Flashing light effects, multiple settings, courtroom drama, a memory play, period costumes
THEMES & TALKING POINTS:
Miscommunication, bullying, search for self-identity, belief, racial tension, racism, bigotry, single-parent family, family dynamics, courage, classic literature, fairness, equality, trails, crime, justice
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COVID-19 - SHOW PERFORMANCE DETAILS
If you buy tickets to our show, you will see the show! It is our hope that all of StoryBook Theatre's 2020/21 Shows will be presented live at our home theatre, Beddington Theatre Arts Centre, under the most-current group gathering recommendations. As the provincial and municipal guidelines for public gatherings, and socialization shift and adjust, we are ready and prepared to do the same, moving closer and closer to bringing our community back together again and do what we do best.
Should group gatherings not be permitted during the dates of the show, the show may be changed to an online streaming presentation. All ticket-holders will be notified of details of how we will be presenting the show 30 days prior to opening night by email.
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