- $13–$14 for one ticket to To Kill a Mockingbird (up to $22 value)
- When: select dates, April 24–May 3
- Where: F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
To Kill a Mockingbird
In one swing, Harper Lee knocked the world flat, her Pulitzer Prize—winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, addressing racial inequality, class, courage, and compassion with warmth and humor. The story unfolds during three years of the Great Depression, in Maycomb, Alabama, where six-year-old Scout Finch lives with her older brother, Jem, and their widowed father, Atticus. In the wake of rape accusations by Mayella Ewell, Atticus has agreed to defend Tom Robinson, an innocent black man, despite most of Maycomb’s disapproving white citizens. As Atticus battles the town’s racism and ignorance, it becomes clear that Mayella and her father, town drunk Bob Ewell, are lying, and that Tom is in fact innocent—but prejudice proves stronger than justice in the court. Yet justice extends in the streets sometimes, and as Bob Ewell begins a rampage of revenge, his path might just cross that of Boo Radley, a man felt throughout the story, but shrouded in mystery.
While Harper Lee’s novel is a part of the core curriculum for most Middle School and High School students, it does portray the racial injustices of the early 20th-century in stark and graphic terms, including liberal usage of racial epithets. This play also contains multiple references to sexual situations and domestic abuse, and may not be suitable for younger children. Parental discretion is advised.
Rockville Little Theatre
1947 was a banner year for theatre. Broadway had just seen the world premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire, and the very first Tony Awards were held to the delight of theatre artists, theatergoers, and guys named Tony everywhere. But there were also smaller victories throughout the country. Hundreds of miles away from the Great White Way, a group of six Rockville residents assembled to create the aptly named Rockville Little Theatre and debuted in 1948 with a production of Noel Coward's Hay Fever. In the years since that first performance, the theatre company has only grown larger in membership, stature, and attendance. Placing an emphasis on quality theater and family programming, the theater's award-winning mix of new and classic comedies, mysteries, and dramas designed to appeal to theatregoers of all ages.
603 Edmonston Dr.
Rockville, MD 20851