This year, "To Kill A Mockingbird," Harper Lee's classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the life-changing events in a small Southern town in the 1930s, turned 50. To celebrate its semi-centennial, there were screenings of the movie (which starred Gregory Peck as the indelible lawyer Atticus Finch) panel discussions, many stage performances and celebrity readings. According to the NY Times, more than 50 events around the country honored this anniversary, with the largest concentration of them near Monroeville, Alabama, where Lee, now 84, still lives.
A staple of school reading lists, "To Kill A Mockingbird" continues to teach new generations with its moving story of race and prejudice in a small Southern town, as seen through the eyes of children. And it introduces characters like Atticus, Scout and Boo Radley, who touch us deeply. Whether you've recently read the book or haven't dusted it off in decades, the time is right to reconnect with "To Kill A Mockingbird." Stamford's Curtain Call offers this opportunity with its stage production of Christopher Sergel's adaptation of the book. Performances take place weekends from October 15-31. Tickets are $14 -- $28. Make a date with "To Kill A Mockingbird." Its powerful lessons on integrity and tolerance will leave their mark. For more information, visit Curtain Call's website.
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