FCA presents To Kill a Mockingbird, Feb 8, 9

Submitted by Sylvia Dickson sdickson@frenchcamp.org

French Camp Academy is pleased to present the play, To Kill a Mockingbird, on Friday and Saturday, February 8th and 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the King Auditorium at FCA.

The play, published by Dramatic Publishing, is by Christopher Sergel and based on the book by Harper Lee.

When Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960, she was a struggling writer hoping for just a little recognition. One year after being published, it had been translated into ten languages and received The Pulitzer Prize. As of now, it has sold over 30 million copies and been translated into more than 40 languages.

In 1962, Gregory Peck starred in the film version which won 3 Academy Awards.

To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic story about truth, justice, courage and compassion. It will entertain you and give you pause. Set in the 1930’s in the small Alabama town of Maycomb, it reflects the prevailing attitudes of that society. Atticus Finch, one of the main characters, stands as a defender of truth as he defends a black man accused of a heinous crime. His children, Scout and Jem, as well as other town folks, move the story along, filling it with the everyday joys and sorrows of life. Atticus teaches his children to respect others saying, Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it you can’t understand him.

Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $3.00 for high school students and younger. Matinee tickets are $2.00 for all attending. Because of the intensity of some of the scenes, you may want to make other arrangements for younger children.

For more information please contact Sylvia Dickson at sdickson@frenchcamp.org or 662 547-6482.