Tucson / Phoenix: Arizona Theatre Co.: 2008-2009 Season

ATC PRESENTS THE MUCH LOVED CLASSIC TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel comes to thrilling life on stage March 1 through March 22, 2008

A great American classic and one of the most beloved coming-of-age novels ever written, Harper Lee’s moving tale of life in rural Alabama during the Depression is filled with heartache and joy, conflict and conciliation. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD plays in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art from March 1 through March 22, 2008.

It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from March 27 through April 13. The Tucson production underwriters for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD are Chase, The Stonewall Foundation, Elizabeth Cochran, Dr. Mary Jo Ghory and Mary & Robert Wolk, and the Phoenix production underwriter is Chase. Arizona Theatre Company’s season underwriters are I. Michael and Beth Kasser.

In TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Scout, a nine-year-old tomboy, grows up quickly guided by the wisdom her father, Atticus Finch, and the schoolyard smarts of her brother, Jem.

When Atticus is called upon to defend an unfairly accused black man in a public trial, Scout learns about honesty, integrity and generosity in a time and place where black and white, rich and poor, young and old struggled daily to find common ground and survive. 

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is the first production in ATC’s AMERICA PLAYS! Celebrating Great American Stories initiative. This ambitious multi-year series of beloved American classics will include special public forums, readings, education programs and state-wide community-based events. ATC intends that these events will enhance the audience’s play-going experience. All additional events will be free and open to the public.

Programming will include a re-examination, or “mock trial,” of Tom Robinson led by local attorneys, interactive reader’s theater events at neighborhood libraries and in-depth Book Club dialogues illuminating Harper Lee’s novel.

Tickets for the Performance

Tickets range from $26-$50 depending on date and section choice and are available at arizonatheatre.org or by calling the box office at (520) 622-2823.

Discounts are available for students, seniors and active military on specific performance days. Half-price student rush tickets are available for balcony seating for all performances one hour prior to curtain at the ATC box office (subject to availability; must show ID). For discounts on groups of eight or more, call (520) 622-2823.

ATC offers an audio-described performance for patrons who have low vision or blindness on March 19 at 2 PM and March 20 at 2 PM. Interested patrons may request a tactile tour one hour prior to curtain. Braille and large-print playbills are available upon request from the house manager. An American Sign Language-interpreted performance is offered on March 20 at 7:30 PM.

Patrons who have deafness or hearing impairment will receive a biography of the interpreters, a description of the play and name signs of each character.  An open-captioned performance is offered on March 20 at 2 PM. As the play progresses, those in open-captioned seating will be able to read the play’s dialogue in large green letters on an LED. The service is for patrons with mild to severe hearing loss who may not be ASL-literate. Tickets for all performances are available through the ATC box office at (520) 622-2823 or online at arizonatheatre.org. TTY access for the box office is available via Arizona Relay at (800) 367-8939 (TTY/ASCII).

For more information, visit arizonatheatre.org or call 520-622-2823.

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All Tucson, AZ performances take place at the Temple of Music and Art (330 S. Scott Avenue); call the Box Office at (520) 622-2823.

All Phoenix performances take place at the Herberger Theater Center (222 E. Monroe Street); call the Box Office at (602) 256-6995. Visit www.arizonatheatre.org for more information.

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