To Kill a Mockingbird is thrumming with praise from every corner of the arts scene. Rolling Stone hailed the small deviations the play makes from the books. These allowed several of the characters to express more emotion than in than in the book. Critic Peter Travers opined, “Jeff Daniels embodies a more human Atticus Finch. [This adaptation] lets black characters finally speak for themselves.”
Newsday lauded it: “‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is of a high standard: beautifully designed and lit, well acted, and with just the right balance of pathos, humor and outrage,” while the Hollywood Reporter claimed that is “A transfixing act of theatrical storytelling that makes us hang on every word as if experiencing the story for the first time.”
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Why It’s Special
This production was singled out by several critics for its simple, though effective stage settings and insightful lighting choices.
Despite the existence of the well-aging 1962 movie version of To Kill a Mockingbird starring Gregory Peck, this story is timeless, and a well-done rendition of it is a welcome addition to the artistic collection of each new generation.
According to a Library of Congress survey of the most influential books, the Bible was first, and To Kill a Mockingbird was second in its effect on people’s lives. The messages presented in the story of fighting for what’s right even when there is no personal benefit, respecting all human beings, dismantling racism with empathy, and doing it all with pride and dignity have been formative in the lives of the huge number of readers around the world.
Sorkin took one of America’s most beloved stories not only did it justice and brought it to life but also made the smallest of changes by giving more depth to some of the characters to create a more complex and even more realistic experience.
The To Kill a Mockingbird Experience
One of the most influential and moving stories of the past century come to life on the stage, don’t miss out on this performance that allows everyone recognizes the inherent dignity and goodness we all share as humans.