Carlow Little Theatre return to the George Bernard Shaw Theatre this October with an ambitious stage production of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning, classic of modern American literature ‘To Kill A Mockingbird' (adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel).
The place is Maycomb, Alabama, in the Great Depression years of the 1930s. Momentous events unfold through the eyes of ten-year-old Scout Finch, growing up in a close-knit neighbourhood with her older brother Jem and their summertime visitor Dill. When their father Atticus Finch, a well-respected lawyer, mounts a vigorous and compelling case for the defence of Tom Robinson, a poor black man accused of the rape of a young white girl, an idyllic world of childhood is changed forever. Through the drama of the trial and its aftermath comes a searching examination of freedom, justice, honesty, and hypocrisy. A compelling, deeply moving story told with warmth and humour, 'To Kill A Mockingbird' is an allegory for the universal truths of human sensibility that will resonate with everyone.
Directed and Produced by Paddy Behan
With lighting by Ann Nolan
Tickets: €8 per student & teacher go free*