2016-17 Season

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." This stirring adaptation of Harper Lee's classic Pulitzer Prize winning novel of violent events in a small town in Alabama in 1935 is as relevant today as when it was originally published. Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, the unforgettable coming of age story of Scout Finch and her brother, Jem, takes you to the roots of human behavior, as the prejudice in their small hometown is exposed in an ugly trial where a young black man is wrongfully charged with the rape of a white girl.  Atticus Finch's fight for justice and the moral conscience of Maycomb explores these racial tensions and applauds the strength of those who stand up for what is right even when they know they are already licked.  Through their experiences during the trial and their childhood adventures trying to get recluse Boo Radley to come out of his house, Scout finally learns why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird in this universal tale of the importance of kindness and understanding.

Photos by Jay Binkly