Theater students to perform ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

DOWNEY – Downey High School’s Theatre Department will perform Harper Lee’s classic novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” adapted for the stage, next month. “This tale of courage, compassion, and coming of age is as resonant today as it was when the play was set in the 1930s,” said Lars Hansen, theatre director at Downey High.

Told as a “memory play,” Jean Louise Finch, known as “Scout” in her youth, looks back on the events of her childhood that shook the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. When a black man was charged of taking advantage of a white girl, Jean’s father, Atticus, is called upon to defend him in court up against tremendous racism in the Deep South.

The play explores the courage it takes to confront irrationality and bigotry, and the need for empathy in all societies.

Performances are Dec. 5-6 at 7 p.m., Dec. 11 at 3 p.m., and Dec. 12-13 at 7 p.m. All performances are in the Downey High School Theater.

Tickets are $8 at the door or $6 if purchased at the Downey ASB window starting Nov. 17.



Published: Nov. 6, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 30