To Kill a Mockingbird at Western Stage Studio Theater
- When: Sunday, June 20, 2010, time TBA
- Where: Western Stage Studio Theater, Salinas
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
Harper Lee's American classic has come to life - on the sets at Western Stage. Young Scout Finch (the tomboy) serves as the narrator and guide, taking viewers to the rural south. Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930's. At present, her father Atticus is working hard to achieve racial equality. He councils Scout, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." The story revolves around his most recent court case - defending Tom Robinson, a black field hand who has been accused of rape. Not all Maycomb residents agree with Atticus' moral convictions; and so, they make a messy stir. Scout brings a matter-of-fact style and inquisitive personality to the show: "I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks." Gregory Peck isn't in this theatrical version, but the story itself (a Pulitzer Prize winner) stands alone. A mockingbird. Singing music for us to enjoy. [CT]
8pm Fri-Sat; 2pm Sun. Western Stage Studio Theater, 411 Central Ave., Salinas. $20/adult; $17/junior, senior, military. 755-6816, 759-6012. http://www.westernstage.com.