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Scout and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widower father, Atticus, and by their
strong-minded housekeeper named Calpurnia. Set in 1935, this play illustrates the social issues of
this time period. Scout, in her innocence, does not know why a few of her white friends are
inexplicably hostile. Unpleasant things are shouted and the bewildered girl turns to her father.
Atticus, a lawyer, explains that he is defending a young negro wrongfully accused of a grave crime.
Since this is causing such an upset, Scout wants to know why he is doing it. "Because if I didn't,"
her father replies, "I couldn't hold my head up." When she asks why he would take on such a
hopeless fight, he replies, "Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no
reason not to try." He goes on to prepare Scout for the trouble to come. "We're fighting our friends.
But remember this-no matter how bitter things get, they're still our friends." Things do get bitter,
leading up to drastic measures as Atticus props himself in a chair against the cell door of the man
he's defending to confront an angry mob. Horrified, Scout projects herself into this confrontation
and her presence helps bring back a little sanity. Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is
part defeat, part triumph. As Atticus comes out of the courthouse, the deeply moved town minister
tells Scout, "Stand up. Your father's passing!" This dramatization of the touching classic tale is a
meaningful work of art.
"TO KILL A
Adapted by Christopher Sergel, from a novel by
Directed by Martha Cherbini
.February 7,8,14 and 15, 2014
February 9,16, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm