'To Kill a Mockingbird' hits stage

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Playhouse will kick off its 2011-12 Mainstage season with a landmark production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" from the novel of Harper Lee.Featuring a cast of 18 actors, the classic story will be directed by Andrew Vonderschmitt and opens Oct. 22. The world never seems as fresh, as wonderful or as terrifying as it does through the eyes of a child. Atticus Finch must teach his children, Scout and Jem, difficult lessons about racial tolerance, violence and prejudice when he goes against the community by defending a young black man falsely accuse of a crime against a white woman. Tickets are $24 for adults, $21 for seniors and $14 for students. There will be a "pay what you can" performance on Oct. 20. For tickets and show times, go to lbplayhouse.org or call (562) 494-1014, ext. 1.

********** Published: October 20, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 27