Venue Details

20 events
9 reviews
2 stars
Took the Orange Line to Back Bay & walked over to Tremont - parking is very scarce and paid parking is expensive
star this tip starred
Jen
26 events
17 reviews
3 stars
No need to get there early, seating didn't open until 15 mins before showtime
star this tip starred
View all 79 tips

Reviews & Ratings

"To Kill a Mockingbird"
5 ratings
5.0 average rating
  • 5
    5
  • 0
    4
  • 0
    3
  • 0
    2
  • 0
    1
5 events
2 reviews
6 stars
attended May 15 2011

Well done! Actors were well cast and very effective in their roles; so good that it kept my 12 year old daughter and 10 year old son engaged throughout the performance. This was my (and my family's) first BCT event, and I look forward to...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
7 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended May 15 2011

My 14 year old daughter is reading the book in school and really enjoyed the play. She thought the acting was well played by all actors.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
4 events
1 review
0 stars
attended May 08 2011

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.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 5 Reviews
More Information

Quotes & Highlights

See a promo video for the film on YouTube.

Description

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 T_o 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.