TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Season: 59 (2004 - 2005)
Run Date(s): Apr. 8, 2005 - Apr. 24, 2005
Description: Based on the novel by Harper Lee Dramatized by Christopher Sergel YOUNG GIRL CHRONICLES ALL IN SHOCKING EXPOSE ABOUT HER FATHER, LAWYER ATTICUS FINCH ìItís a Sin TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDî Everyone has heard, of course, about Maycomb, Alabama, attorney Atticus Finch, appointed by a local judge to defend Tom Robinson, a shy black man accused of raping a white woman. Although a guilty verdict from an all-white jury was a foregone conclusion, Finch believed in his clientís innocence, and standing on principle, gave Robinson a strong and sterling defense. Now, in a powerful tell-all exposÈ, Scout Finch, a six-year-old tomboy, reveals the truth about her widowed fatherís character as she describes events in a three-year period of her life. Atticus Finch is exposed as a man who loved and nurtured his children, treated all those around him with respect and consideration, renounced violence but stood up for what he believed in, and respected the rule of law. Scoutís confessional, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, draws upon the metaphor likening the mockingbird to innocence. She recalls her fatherís admonition, "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." Scout admits she and her 10-year-old brother Jem had a ìhit-and-runî relationship with Boo Radley, a shut-in they suspected to be insane and whom no one had seen in recent history. But cigar-box treasures the children found in the knot hole of a tree near the ramshackle Radley house tempered their judgment. ìI remembered what Atticus told me,î Scout recounts. "You never know someone until you step inside their skin and walk around a little." The young girlís story concludes with a chilling account of the night when, in streetlight and shadows, she and her brother confronted an evil born of ignorance and blind hatred ñ yet somehow, with intervention from a most unlikely quarter, managed to find their way home. SHOW DATES AND TIMES Friday, April 8, 2005, 7:30PM Saturday, April 9, 2005, 7:30 PM Sunday, April 10, 2:00 PM* Thursday, April 14, 7:30 PM Friday, April 15, 2005, 7:30PM Saturday, April 16, 2005, 7:30 PM Sunday, April 17, 2:00 PM Thursday, April 21, 7:30 PM Friday, April 22, 2005, 7:30PM Saturday, April 23, 2005, 7:30 PM Sunday, April 24, 2:00 PM *The 2:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, April 10, will be interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing by request only. If you will require the services of a sign language interpreter, please call DeAnna at 489-7529 no later than March 28, 2005.
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