To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird
Based on the novel by Harper Lee and adapted by Christopher Sergel
Directed by Brenda Hubbard
 
November 3 - December 10, 2017

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You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.
                             — Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird

Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 65th season with the timeless drama To Kill a Mockingbird directed by Brenda Hubbard.

Christopher Sergel’s adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee gives new life to this timeless tale. Audiences revisit themes of compassion and justice that are as resonant today as when the play was set in the 1930s. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Alabama, To Kill a Mockingbird  follows the journey of a young white girl whose father has been appointed to defend a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. This enduring drama of right, wrong, and all the grey areas in between, provides a poignant look at the human spirit, and the courage it takes to follow what you think is right and understand life from someone else’s perspective.


To Kill a Mockingbird at Lakewood Theatre Company, Nov 3 - Dec. 10, 2017The Story: In 1935 Maycomb, Alabama, the long days of summer stretch out before ten-year-old Scout Finch (Kate McLellan) and her older brother Jem (Bram Allahdadi). The two while away the hours as they usually do with their summer neighbor Dill (Brock Woolworth), an imaginative and confident friend. Under the watchful eye of their widower father, Atticus (Tim Blough), a well-respected lawyer in their small town, and Calpurnia (Monica Fleetwood), their strong-minded housekeeper, Scout and Jem’s lives are peaceful and secure.

However, there’s a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of this life. Neighbors and friends begin to act unkind towards Scout and her family, and she does not understand why. Atticus explains that he is defending Tom Robinson (Aries Annitya), a young Negro man who claims to be wrongfully accused of a terrible crime. When Scout asks why Atticus would attempt such a daunting task, Atticus replies, “Because if I didn’t, I couldn’t hold my head up.” As Tom’s court date looms near, Scout and her father prepare to face the town, hoping and wondering if justice will persevere. As characters grapple with circumstances such as racism, class, or unrequited love, profound questions arise about human life, social pressures, and societal expectations.

To Kill a Mockingbird at Lakewood Theatre Company, Nov 3 - Dec. 10, 2017The neighborhood cast is rounded out with Hank Cartwright, Mamie Colombero, Janelle Rae Davis, Jane Fellows, Caren Graham, Anthony Green, Rob Harrison, David Heath, Eric Island, Rhona Klein, Zucca Scotto di Carlo, Jeremy Southard, Matthew Sunderland, and Luke Wyngarden.

The creative team includes stage direction by Brenda Hubbard, scenic design is by John Gerth, lighting design is by Kurt Herman, costume design is by Sue Bonde, assistant costume design is by Nanette Berg, sound design is by Andrew Bray, and properties are by Sarah Andrews. The stage manager is Annie Bosworth Foley and the producer is Steve Knox.


Ticket Information

Performance schedule: To Kill a Mockingbird opens Friday, November 3, 2017 and continues with the following schedule: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, two Wednesday performances at 7:30 PM (Nov. 15 and Dec. 6), Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (Nov. 12, 26, Dec. 3 and 10) and Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM (Nov. 5, 19 and Dec. 3).

Ticket prices: $34/adults and $32/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. For tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or Temporary online site for ticket purchases