With all the controversy surrounding the recent release of Harper Lee's new book -- her first in six decades -- one thing was certain: It would never replace To Kill a Mockingbird. Few perspectives on American society have been as perceptive or as poignant as that of young Scout Finch, the heroine of Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel (Winesburg, Ohio), this moving play follows Scout's journey as her father Atticus defends Tom Robinson, a black man framed for a crime he did not commit. As the trial progresses, Scout and her brother Jem see their community divided over issues of justice and racism. Local favorite Robert Stineman plays the role of Atticus Finch in this much-anticipated new production at Philadelphia's Media Theatre.
Running time is approximately two hours.