AACT Stages "To Kill a Mockingbird"

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Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center
222 East Drake Avenue
Auburn, AL 36830
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Sponsored by Alabama 200 Bicentennial Commission

Date: November 15th - November 18th, 2018

Auburn Area Community Theatre is excited to present To Kill a Mockingbird. Sponsored by the Alabama 200 Bicentennial Commission, AACT brings to life this story based on the novel by Alabamian Harper Lee. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961 and has been translated into more than forty languages, has sold more than forty million copies worldwide, has served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. Jean Louise Finch guides us through this story by sharing her memories of growing up in Maycomb, Alabama in 1935. Known as Scout when she is young girl, she is about to experience dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life.

Scout and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their strong-minded housekeeper, Calpurnia, and their widowed father, Atticus Finch, when the trial of a young black man begins to tear their town apart. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true doesn’t mean that it actually is fact. Although set in 1935, the thought-provoking topics of tolerance and racial injustice resonated with the social upheaval of the 1960’s when the book was published, and these topics are still relevant today. This production contains adult topics and offensive language within a historically accurate context.

A gunshot effect will be used during the performance. Performances will take place at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center on 222 E Drake Ave., Auburn, Alabama on November 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, and 17th at 7 p.m. with matinees November 11th and 18th at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Opening night, Thursday November 8th is “Pay What You Can” night- the ticket price is a donation in any amount. AACT will also host a Talk-Back conversation with the director, Richard Trammell, on Thursday November 15th following the performance (included with your ticket purchase). Call 334-332-0881 or visit www.auburnact.org for ticket purchases and more information. Email info@auburnact.org for group rate information.

Auburn Area Community Theatre is a non-profit organization that exists to serve the Auburn/Opelika Community. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for education and participation in the world of theatre and present a quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking theatre experience. Auburn Area Community Theatre is a member of the Auburn Arts Association. AACT is actively soliciting new members who have an interest in helping the growth of community theatre. AACT members and the community-at-large are encouraged to participate. For more information please visit www.auburnact.org.