To Kill a Mockingbird Annual Production

To Kill a Mockingbird Annual Production

April-May
A two-act dramatization of Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird is presented over several weekends each spring at the courthouse in Lee's hometown, Monroeville, Ala. Presented by amateur players from the community, the production draws hundreds of fans of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, published in 1960.
The first act generally is performed outdoors, with the action moving into the historic 1903 courtroom for Act Two. Members of the audience are chosen to portray the jury in one of the play's climactic scenes. The courthouse setting is highly prized, because it inspired the set created for the trial scenes in the popular 1962 film version of To Kill a Mockingbird. The movie starred Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, the principled attorney fighting racism in 1930s Alabama.
Lee, who never wrote another book, still lives in Monroeville, but is said never to have attended the production based on her masterpiece. Monroeville began hosting performances in 1990, and it has transformed the town into a destination for tourists. Paid tickets to the performances sell out quickly in advance.
CONTACTS:
Monroe County Heritage Museums
P.O. Box 1637
31 N. Alabama Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36461
251-575-7433
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