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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Is Taking The Stage In Los Angeles

By Malia Wooten November 26, 2019

Catch the broadway production of To Kill A Mockingbird at LA’s very own, Ahmanson Theatre!

The highest-grossing American play in Broadway history is making its way to the city of Angels! The production based on the notable bestseller secured a spot in the Center Theatre Group’s 2020-21 season at the Ahmanson Theatre, but it may not be the exact story you remember…

In case you need a little refresher; Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-winning novel explores the complexities of racial injustice through the eyes of Finch’s young daughter’s perspective circa the depression-era in Alabama. Renowned playwright Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation on the classic tale shifts the emphasis to Finch, a small-town lawyer who has agreed to defend a black man who has been accused of a profane crime.

Though the changes to the original storyline initially led to legal turmoil and uncertainty amongst fans, the final production made its debut last December and broke box office records like never before! Additionally, the play rightfully earned nine Tony nominations.

The touring version of the famed Broadway production will star Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Rickard Thomas and will be directed by Bartlett Sher. To Kill A Mockingbird kicks off its two-year national tour in August 2020 in Washington, D.C.

The show has plans to announce casting and specific dates for the L.A. run sometime soon.

Be sure to check back here for updates!

Featured photo: shutterstock


Also published on Medium.