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To Kill a Mockingbird Revisited in West Palm Beach

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Adapting a Classic, Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s Delivers Compelling Take on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

January 2nd, 2023

To Kill a Mockingbird is a timeless and powerful play that explores themes of racism, injustice, and moral growth. Adapted from Harper Lee’s classic novel, the play is set in the racially charged American South during the 1930s and revolves around the trial of a black man, Tom Robinson, falsely accused of raping a white woman.

The narrative is primarily seen through the eyes of Scout Finch, a young girl, and her brother Jem, whose father, Atticus Finch, is the lawyer defending Tom Robinson. The play masterfully tackles the prevailing racial prejudices of the time, highlighting the deeply ingrained societal attitudes and the inherent flaws in the legal system. The combination of powerhouses, Emmy award winning actor Richard Thomas and Tony Award winning director Bartlett Sherr made for a riveting play attacking issues of racism in the deep American South.

The courtroom scenes are particularly riveting, showcasing the deeply rooted racism and the challenges faced by those seeking justice in a biased society. The play prompts introspection on morality, empathy, and the responsibility of individuals to stand against injustice.  The language used in To Kill a Mockingbird is evocative, capturing the essence of the Deep South and the era it represents. The dialogue is both poignant and thought-provoking, contributing to the play’s emotional impact.

To Kill a Mockingbird is a poignant and thought-provoking play that remains relevant in its exploration of racial injustice and moral growth. Its enduring themes and well-crafted characters resonated with tonight’s audience.

  • Mrs. Henry Dubose A – (l to r) Dorcas Sowunmi and Mary Badham (“Mrs. Henry Dubose”). Photo by Julieta Cervantes

  • Courtroom Scene A new – (l to r) Mariah Lee (“Mayella Ewell”), Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”) and The Company of To Kill a Mockingbird. Photo by Julieta Cervantes

  • Scout and Atticus on Porch smile – Scout Backus (“Scout Finch”) and Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”). Photo by Kevin Berne

  • Tom Robinson on the stand B - Yaegel T. Welch (“Tom Robinson”) and The Company of To Kill a Mockingbird. Photo by Julieta Cervantes

  • Calpurnia and Atticus share tea new – Jacqueline Williams (“Calpurnia”) and Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”). Photo by Julieta Cervantes

  • Calpurnia and Atticus A – Yaegel T. Welch (“Tom Robinson”), Stephen Elrod (Bailiff), Jacqueline Williams (“Calpurnia”) and Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”). Photo by Julieta Cervantes

  • Tom Robinson on the stand A - Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”), Yaegel T. Welch (“Tom Robinson”) and The Company of To Kill a Mockingbird. Photo by Julieta Cervantes

  • Scout on the Porch – Scout Backus (“Scout Finch”). Photo by Kevin Berne

  • Calpurnia at home – Jacqueline Williams (“Calpurnia”). Photo by Julieta Cervantes

  • Mrs. Henry Dubose B – Mary Badham (“Mrs. Henry Dubose”). Photo by Julieta Cervantes

  • Atticus Finch in the courtroom - Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”) and The Company of To Kill a Mockingbird. Photo by Julieta Cervantes

  • Atticus and Scout on Porch lesson - Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”) and Scout Backus (“Scout Finch”). Photo by Kevin Berne

  • Courtroom Atticus and Tom – Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”) and Yaegel T. Welch (“Tom Robinson”). Photo by Julieta Cervantes

  • Calpurnia and Scout - Scout Backus (“Scout Finch”) and Jacqueline Williams (“Calpurnia”). Photo by Kevin Berne

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