To Kill a Mockingbird


March 14-17, 21-24, 2013


Community Players Theatre


“To Kill A Mockingbird” centers on Scout Finch, a young girl living in the quiet southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, with her father, Atticus, and her older brother, Jem. Scout is about to experience the dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. Atticus is appointed by the court to defend Tom Robinson, a black man who has been accused of assaulting a young white woman. The play is based on the Pulitzer Prize Winning Novel by Harper Lee.

Based on the book by Harper Lee
Dramatized by Christopher Sergel


Historian’s Corner

To Kill a Mocking Bird Preview (Curtin Calls 8.6, March, 2013)

The History of Community Players: Part 5 (Curtin Calls 8.6, March, 2013, p 3)

For the production of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” incidental music director Sally Hoffman Gowdy put together a choir of blacks voices walking through and singing at various important times throughout the play. This chorus of singers added an emotional impact to the production. Through the courtesy of a grant from the McLean County Arts Council and Chris Terven, high school students could get into the show free of charge. Also on the March 15th performance, a sign language interpreter was provided.