This new play by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin and directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher is based on Harper Lee's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.
Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and the destruction of childhood innocence centers on one of the most beloved and admired characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch (Jeff Daniels). The unforgettable cast of players includes Atticus’s daughter Scout (Celia Keenan-Bolger), her brother Jem (Will Pullen), their visiting friend Dill (Gideon Glick), and their mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley. The other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama will be brought to life on stage by LaTanya Richardson Jackson (as the Finch’s housekeeper, Calpurnia), Dakin Matthews (as Judge Taylor), Stark Sands (playing prosecutor Horace Gilmer), Fred Weller and Erin Wilhelmi (as Bob Ewell and his daughter Mayella Ewell), and Gbenga Akinnagbe (playing Tom Robinson).
Written during the early stages of the Civil Rights Movement—at a time when Jim Crow laws were still in effect in many Southern states— and first published in 1960, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD held up a mirror to the ingrained culture of racism in the Deep South.
Theater and additional casting to be announced.