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Daniel Graves preparing for his role as Atticus Finch. (Photo: Miranda Graves)
Coming up this April, the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Theater Department is proud to present "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee and dramatized for the stage in 1970 by Christopher Sergel. "To Kill a Mockingbird" tells a story of racial inequality in a small Alabama town during the 1930s. Although it is set in the 1930s and written in the 1960s, social inequality is still an issue today.
The cast is a talented group of actors and actresses in both middle and high school. Mrs. Noelle Laufer said, “I chose To Kill a Mockingbird this year because I knew that we had the talent to do it justice.” The main cast is as follows:
Atticus Finch - Daniel Graves
Jean Lousie Finch- Miranda Graves
Scout Finch - Lucy McLean
Jeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch - Mark Shonbeck
Tom Robinson - Jadon Routt
Arthur “Boo” Radley - Adrian Fetterley
Calpurnia - Serena Gibbs
Charles Baker “Dill” Harris - William Dondlinger
Mayella Ewell - Abigail Cunningham
Bob Ewell - Matthew Bolan
The complete cast and crew is over 30 students and an incredible set will be designed by Dr. Bob Newland.
"I am excited to work on the play based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel which is part of our curriculum. It is exciting to watch my actors physically experience American literature and history," said Mrs. Laufer.
"To Kill a Mockingbird" will have three performance dates:
Friday, April 8 at 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.
Tickets will be sold in advance after school and sold at the door.