To Kill a Mockingbird is being held at The Gogue Performing Arts Center on February 13 and 14, 2024.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a coming-of-age story about a girl named Scout. Scout and her brother Jem try to understand and relate to their father, Atticus, who is a lawyer charged with defending a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. The book is set in the American South during the Great Depression, and it explores themes of racism, injustice, and courage.
The story begins with Scout and Jem Finch living with their father, Atticus, in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus is a lawyer, and he is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man who has been accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Atticus knows that Tom is innocent, but he also knows that the odds are stacked against him. The jury is all white, and the evidence against Tom is circumstantial.
Despite the challenges, Atticus defends Tom to the best of his ability. He delivers a powerful closing argument in which he challenges the jury to put aside their prejudices and consider the evidence fairly. However, the jury finds Tom guilty, and he is sentenced to death.
The trial has a profound impact on Scout and Jem. They learn about the injustice of the world, and they begin to understand the importance of courage and standing up for what is right. To Kill a Mockingbird is a powerful and moving story that explores the importance of courage, compassion, and justice.
From the Gogue website: “All rise for Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick To Kill a Mockingbird is “the most successful American play in Broadway history” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it five stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” Featuring Emmy Award®-winning actor Richard Thomas in the role of Atticus Finch in the National Tour and direction by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird—“the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune)—has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).” For tickets click here.
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