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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Review

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The American classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird is being brought to life on stage at the Paramount Theater. Here’s a review and hopefully it convinces you to flock to the theater.

The 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee was first turned into a film in 1962 starring Gregory Peck, who ultimately won a Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of protagonist and father, Atticus Finch. In this version of it, Randy Warzecha plays Atticus and does so very well. He embodies the firm, yet nurturing attorney and father to Jem and Scout.

The stage is set in 1935 Macomb, Alabama where racism is alive and well. A young woman, named Mayella, accuses a black man, Tom Robinson of raping her while her father Bob was out collecting kindling. Atticus is called upon to defend Tom and not only winds up defending him in court, but also defending him against townspeople wanting their own form of justice. Meanwhile, Atticus is also trying to teach his children to do right, love your neighbor and not listen or retaliate when people say bad things about you or your family.

The GREAT Theater’s production of ‘Mockingbird’ is a very condensed version of the book, but they managed to get all of the good, important pieces of the story told and is woven brilliantly by the narration of a grown up Scout, played by Julia Hemminger.

I would give the production a PG-13 rating, simply due to the heavy nature of the subject matter, and also for some cursing and use of racial language.

Show times for To Kill a Mockingbird are: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2pm. The show runs through February 9.

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