Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird by Boston Children's Theatre
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The last date listed for To Kill a Mockingbird was Sunday May 15, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Playwright Victoria Stewart was inspired by two very different figures -- CNBC personality Suze Orman and Victorian novelist Henry James -- when writing her latest, most probing play, Rich Girl. For despite their differences, both Orman and James share an obsession with money and Rich Girl explores that peculiarly American fascination with startling sensitivity and imagination. When the sheltered Claudine meets the penniless Henry, the two fall helplessly in love. But for Claudine's mother, a tough-talking celebrity finance guru, this happiest of happy coincidences is a cause for suspicion and worry. Inspired by the classic play and film The Heiress, this clever new comedy examines women and their relationships with men, mothers and moolah -- if not in exactly that order. Courtney O'Connor directs the show at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Learn More
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first rate - the young girl who plays scout is phenomenal, Atticus is great. I was unsure about a theatrical adaptation but I think it really works well. The neighbor (well played) serves as a narrator and moves the action along. Loved it.
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- See a promo video for the film on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chF28P_apfw">YouTube</a>.
Mary Badham, Academy Award nominee for her role as Scout in the 1962 film adaptation starring Gregory Peck, will attend the Opening Night performance on May 7.
In 1962, Badham was the youngest person to be nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of the precocious and curious Scout. Chosen from an open casting call at the age of 10, Badham had no prior acting experience, but that’s exactly what the producers were looking for. “I was like a blank sheet of paper, and that’s why they liked me,” she said. “I had never acted before, but I found that I was very much like Scout. I was a serious kid, with a lot of energy, who was brought up reading the newspaper with my father.”
Asked about the relevancy of the themes to today’s society, Badham commented, “The themes of social tension, tolerance, and compassion are not (just) 1930s issues. They are as relevant today as they ever were. Ignorance continues to be the root of all evil and the key to freedom is education. I am always glad when people say To Kill a Mockingbird is their favorite book and they try to raise their family accordingly. That means a lot to me.”
In the Boston Children's Theatre production, the role of Scout will be played by 11-year-old Victoria Cargill of Beverly Farms. Similar to Ms. Badham, Ms. Cargill was chosen from an open casting call that attracted more than 200 young actresses.