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Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Comes to Life on Stage via REP
Repertory East Playhouse (Newhall, CA)
Repertory East Playhouse presents Christopher Sergel’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Depression-era lawyer Atticus Finch struggles against racial prejudice in the rural South as he tries to exonerate a black man falsely accused of rape. Much of the story derives from the perspective of Finch’s children, Jem and Scout, who witness the moral and societal issues that plague their town. This timeless tale of the innocence of childhood and the shock of growing up provides a poignant look at justice and the human spirit, as told through the eyes of a young girl learning the mysteries and realities of adulthood. To Kill a Mockingbird remains a stirring portrayal of both racial and family relations of its time that continues to resonate today.