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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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.