To Kill a Mockingbird
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 at 7:30 pm
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
This quote from the classic novel by Harper Lee sums the story up beautifully. The story is set in Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s where Atticus Finch, a white lawyer and a father, defends a black man. The narrator is Finch’s six year old daughter, nicknamed Scout, an immensely intelligent and observant child. Scout and her older brother, Jem, learn a lesson in good and evil, and compassion and justice. This powerful and moving story will keep you mesmerized and bring you to your feet at the end of the performance.
The Montana Repertory Theatre is the theatre in residence at The University of Montana and was established as a professional touring company in 1967. Their mission is to tell the great stories of our world to enlighten, develop and celebrate the human spirit in an ever-expanding community.
“Excellent performance by the Montana Repertory Theatre…from the opening to the closing standing ovation, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ was powerful and gripping… the acting was up to the impressive writing.” Peter Strescino, The Chieftain, Pueblo, Colorado
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