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“To Kill a Mockingbird” Comes to ASU Gammage Dec. 6-11

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TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – The Oscar-winning production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Harper Lee arrives at Arizona State University’s Gammage Theater on December 6!

Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation has been called “the most successful American play in Broadway history” and has become the highest-grossing play in history, according to Variety. In 1962, a film adaptation starring Gregory Peck hit screens around the world, prompting audiences to reflect on the consequences of racism, prejudice, the justice system, individualism and its impact on society. The film was such a success that in 1995 it was added to the National Film Registry by the US Library of Congress.

This stage adaptation, stemming from Sorkin’s literary adaptation of Lee’s book, brings a fresh take on the American classic. Instead of hosting a single trial, this stage adaptation tells the story of Finch’s defense of Tom Robinson, an African-American man accused of rape in 1930s Alabama, and his internalized view of American justice. Sorkin’s adaptation also transforms the original text into a spectacle that families can enjoy and learn from.

Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas, known for his portrayal of John-Boy Walton in The Waltons, will play the role of Atticus Finch. Want to get your tickets? Click here! This production will last approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes.