TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
BY HARPER LEE
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY CHRISTOPHER SERGEL
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
America’s longest running classical touring company, the National Players will stage an adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel for the first time in its 65-year history.
It is 1935. Scout, a young girl living in the tired old town of Maycomb, Alabama, is about to experience a summer that will affect the rest of her life. She and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widowed father, Atticus Finch. The black people of the community have a special feeling for Scout's father and she doesn't know why. Atticus, a lawyer, explains that he is defending a young black man wrongfully accused of a grave crime. Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is part defeat, part triumph.
National Players is a unique theatre ensemble that brings innovative productions to communities across the United States. Its company of young professional actors introduces audiences to great works of literature that are rich in exciting stories and characters. Their productions inspire imagination and wonder, spark curiosity about the self and the world, and celebrate what it means to be human.
HARPER LEE'S NOVEL ACHIEVEMENT (Smithsonian Magazine, June 2010)
VENUE INFORMATION + DIRECTIONS
$17 General Public
$15 UW System Faculty/Staff • Age 62 & Over
$ 7 UW System Student • Age 17 & Under
Student tickets are $3.50 until the day of the show
All seats are general admission
The Artists Series is funded by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Wisconsin Public Radio and WHYS Radio have contributed generous promotional support.