To Kill A Mockingbird

“Mockingbirds … don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” Published in 1960, the novel To Kill a Mockingbird became a bestseller, selling over five million copies in thirteen countries and winning the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In 1999, it was voted “Best Novel of the Century” by Library Journal. Now this most beloved and widely read novel comes to life on the stage. The story begins as brother and sister Jem and Scout are growing up in the Deep South during the 1930s depression. Their idyllic childhood is jolted with the realization that prejudice and bigotry rule in their small town. When their father, a lawyer of principle and integrity, is asked to defend a young black man falsely accused of raping a white woman, they are forced to ask, what exactly is the color of justice? Director Samantha Wyer is a graduate of the UMKC MFA Director’s program and is currently the Associate Artistic Director at the Arizona Theatre Company.

Watch a preview of To Kill A Mockingbird provided by the Kansas City Repertory Theatre:

Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 18. Continues through Feb. 10, 2008

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