The Montana Repertory Theatre presents a poignant production of the American classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, reigniting the resonance of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Fifteen actors and a crew of seven will bring a compelling performance to the Lied Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 7:30 p.m., with a student matinee performance at 12:00 p.m.
In a sleepy Southern town in the 1930s, attorney Atticus Finch defends a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. The case helps Atticus share with his own children the values of honesty, integrity, respect and above all, responsibility for one’s actions. To Kill a Mockingbird was brought to the screen in an Academy Award-winning adaptation by Horton Foote in 1962 and was later adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel. Though over 35 years old, this stage adaptation continues to compel and delight viewers worldwide with its warmth, wit, and wisdom.
Established as the theatre in residence at the School of Fine Arts at The University of Montana, the Montana Repertory Theatre has been providing top-quality theatre to audiences across the country since 1968. Past seasons have included works by Tennessee Williams, Wendy Wasserstein, Neil Simon, Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, Horton Foote, Ken Ludwig, and William Gibson. With this work especially, the Montana Rep fulfills its mission to enlighten, develop, and celebrate the human spirit.
Tickets for this performance are $36 and $26; student matinee tickets are $4. University
of Nebraska–Lincoln students with a valid I.D., as well as youth age 18 and younger, may purchase tickets for half price. Call the Lied Ticket Office at (402) 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231 for ticket availability. Regular ticket office hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
Tickets may also be purchased online at www.liedcenter.org.