Sierra (Cincinnati, OH)’s review of To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
Creative adaptation at Cincinnati Playhouse is a lesson for our time. The stage floor has a pair of concentric revolves that Ting has used to choreograph carefully and evocatively the movement of the cast of more than 20 performers. A few imaginary prompts are offered Scout scrawls TREE on the roll-up door , but most of the time we must conjure the small-town setting. On the other hand, the citizens are vividly drawn. The cast includes numerous local professional actors — led by Dale Hodges, as Jean Louise late in life, the woman Scout will become, working hard to recall clearly the events of the summer of
Please note, this event has expired. One of the most treasured novels of all time returns to the Playhouse stage for the first time in more than 20 years in this sweeping adaptation! Set in Depression-era Alabama, To Kill a Mockingbird follows the precocious tomboy Scout and her brother Jem during one life-changing summer. To download this offer, log in to your ArtsPass Account. Official Website. Adapted by Christopher Sergel, the show runs March 5-April 3,
Christopher Sergel 's adaptation of Harper Lee 's coming-of-age story will be introduced to a new generation on the Playhouse's Robert S. Marx Theatre stage from March 5 through April 3, The innovative production of the classic story, which is both timeless and timely, features the Playhouse debut of Obie Award-winning director and Associate Artist Eric Ting. When their father, Atticus, a small-town lawyer, is called upon to defend a black man accused of a crime he didn't commit, they discover the true meaning of courage. Here we are in the midst of racial strife in communities and on campuses across America. I'm excited that we'll have the chance to explore what Mockingbird means to us today, in a supposedly 'post-racial' America that is proving to be anything but.
Auditioners are encouraged to arrive at the Dayton Playhouse in advance of the auditions to fill out the Audition Form. Theatre resumes are encouraged, but not required; auditioners need to be prepared to list all conflicts between the audition date and the final performance of the production. Though based on the same source material as the earlier version of the play, this version is very different in tone and setting. It is, in fact, a memory play, and occurs in the minds of Scout, Jem, and Dill about 20 years after the Tom Robinson trial. These three characters serve as both the narrators and actors, moving in and out of the action as it unfolds, and performing either as adults or children, as needed.