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HRT’s To Kill a Mockingbird Transports Viewers to a Different, But Not So Distant Time

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has been a classic ever since the story, adapted from the novel of the same name, first made its way to the stage in 1990. The play, which sticks closely to the novel, tells the story of a three year period in the Great Depression, a period during which… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park executive and artistic director Ira David Wood III stars as Atticus Finch and directs Christopher Sergel's stirring 1988 stage adaptation of Harper Lee's Pultizer Prize-winning 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Theatre in the Park’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” Is a Transcendent Experience

Theatre in the Park’s production of the beloved classic “ To Kill a Mockingbird,” directed by Ira David Wood III, opens with a full-dark pause, followed by all of the characters standing in silhouette. This opener effectively immerses viewers in the 1930s Alabama inhabited by young Scout Finch (Marleigh Purgar-McDonald), a spunky and somewhat-precocious little… Read More ›

Roger Rathburn as Atticus Finch and Whitney Madren as Mayella Ewell (photo by Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Burning Coal’s “Mockingbird” Flies Again March 10th

On March 10-20, Burning Coal Theatre Company will reprise its critically acclaimed 2010-11 season opener, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School. There will be only two major cast changes, with Fred Corlett replacing Paul Paliyenko and Emelia Cowans replacing LeDawna Akins.

Burning Coal’s Production of To Kill a Mockingbird Is Fab-u-lous

Burning Coal Theatre Company‘s current production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” is simply fab-u-lous. Dynamic staging by guest director Randolph Curtis Rand and ingenious double casting of many roles — color-blind and gender-neutral double casting, in some instances — pours gasoline on the fire of Christopher Sergel’s incendiary 1990 stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 Southern Gothic novel about racial injustice in the fictional town of Maycomb, AL, circa 1933-35.