To Kill a Mockingbird in Des Moines

Jan. 20-Feb. 12, 2012

Adapted by Christopher Sergel

From the novel by Harper Lee

Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town in 1935, is about to experience the dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. She and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widowed father, Atticus, and strongminded housekeeper, Calpurnia.

Atticus, a lawyer, is defending Tom Robinson, a young black man wrongfully accused of a grave crime. Since this is causing such an upset, Scout wants to know why he’s doing it. “Because if I didn’t,” her father replies, “I couldn’t hold my head up.” 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.” Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is part defeat, part triumph.

Based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird compels us to think of our moral responsibility to each other.

Click here to explore To Kill a Mockingbird with the Des Moines Public Library.

Show Days & Times
7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday

2:00 PM Sunday

Interpreted performance: 7:30 PM, Saturday, Jan. 28

ADDED SHOWS: Feb. 10-12, 2012

$29/$25/$20 Adults
$27/$23/$20 Seniors (62+)
$20/$20/$20 Students

Groups of 15+: $23 Adults/Seniors, $20 Students
Group reservations: Lee Ann Bakros, 515-974-5358

School matinees: 9:30 AM, Monday, Jan. 30; 9:30 AM, Tuesay, Jan 31

School matinee reservations: Robin Spahr, 515-974-5365

Show Advisory
Ages 13 and up

Theatre Information

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