A New Play by Aaron Sorkin
October 23-27, 2019
Recommended for ages 10+
Co-production with TheatreOCU
This new adaptation by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Newsroom) is a hard-hitting work exploring prejudice, compassion and the question of what is right. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in a sleepy Alabama town in the midst of the Great Depression. The façade of the seemingly peaceful town begins to crack when a young black man is accused of a terrible crime. Driven by moral conviction, local lawyer Atticus Finch defends the man in a trial that sends violent waves through the community.
“At a time when audiences seem to prefer escapist fare, this adaptation packs a wallop with its look at a black man condemned to death by a bigoted criminal justice system. For generations we have been tempted to think that the portrait of racism that Lee painted existed in some distant, long-ago past. In recent years, this comforting belief has been challenged. Hate crimes are on the rise, synagogues and mosques are the targets of mass shootings, unarmed black men are gunned down by police and the president expresses sympathy with white supremacist rioters. That makes “To Kill a Mockingbird” more timely and urgent than it’s been in decades.” Brent Lang - Variety
ALL SEATING IS GENERAL ADMISSION