The Giltrap Audi Season of
To Kill a Mockingbird
By Harper Lee, Adapted by Christopher Sergel
6 MAY - 22 MAY 2016 — Drama
Auckland Theatre Company
2 HOURS 30 MINS, INCLUDING INTERVAL
adult themes and strong language
When a black man is falsely accused of raping a white woman, a small town in America's Deep South is set alight by the pitiless flames of racial prejudice. Local lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth in a lone struggle for justice that inspires his children Scout and Jem and pricks the conscience of a community steeped in hatred and hypocrisy.
Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest novels of all time, Harper Lee's monumental classic of racial tension and childhood interrupted by the ugly confusions of the adult world has lost none of its power to captivate and disturb. Published in the year JFK went to the White House, it caught the mood ofthe Civil Rights Movement and sold tens of millions of copies worldwide.
Unflinching and unforgettable, To Kill a Mockingbird is a soaring and searing tribute to human dignity and the enduring power of the right words, at the right time, to change hearts and minds for good.