To Kill a Mockingbird Logo
TKM Poster

Welcome to the
To Kill a Mockingbird
Archive Page!

This show has ended, but you can relive the experience here!

Directed by Patti Cook


eProgram

About the Show


Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, 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 by a strongminded housekeeper, Calpurnia. Wide-eyed Scout is fascinated with the sensitively revealed people of her small town, but, from the start, there's a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of the life here. The black people of the community have a special feeling about Scout's father and she doesn't know why. A few of her white friends are inexplicably hostile and Scout doesn't understand this either. Unpleasant things are shouted and the bewildered girl turns to her father. Atticus, a layer, explains that he's defending a young Negro 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." When she asks why take on such a hopeless fight the time of the play is 1935 he tells her, "Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason not to try." 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." Things do get bitter to the point where Atticus props himself in a chair against the cell door of the man he's defending and confronts an angry mob. Horrified Scout projects herself into this confrontation, and her inconvenient presence helps bring back a little sanity. Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is part defeat, part triumph. As Atticus comes out of the courthouse, the deeply moved town minister tells Scout, "Stand up. Your father's passing!"

PRESS:

From the Valdosta Daily Times

December 11, 2013
Theatre Guild's 'Mockingbird' soars
Dean Poling
The Valdosta Daily Times
"A special thing can happen while watching Theatre Guild Valdosta’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” ... if you let it." FULL STORY

The CAST


ATTICUS FINCH....................JOSHUA ROBERTSON
JEAN LOUISE (SCOUT) FINCH........MAGGIE TARPLEY
JEM FINCH.......................SOMMERS COLEMAN
CALPURNIA........................CHRISTIE JO MAYO
CHARLES BAKER HARRIS (DILL)......JON MICHAEL SLAWINSKI
MAUDIE ATKINSON..................LYNNETTE KENWORTHY
HECK TATE........................ANDREW THOMAS
STEPHANIE CRAWFORD...............LINDA STIKKEL
BOB EWELL........................FRED STIKKEL
MAYELLA EWELL....................McKINLEY ANDERSON
TOM ROBINSON.....................RUSSELL OWENS
HORACE GILMER....................CLAY LEE
JUDGE JOHN TAYLOR................BILL EGER
WALTER CUNNINGHAM, SR............BROCK GILLIARD
REVERAND SIKES...................JONATHAN HEADEN
MRS. DUBOSE......................JOANNE GRINER
NATHAN RADLEY....................BYRON VANCE
CLERK OF THE COURT...............BYRON VANCE
ARTHUR (BOO) RADLEY..............JASON ALLBRITTON

TOWNSPEOPLE: Kaitlyn Allbritton, Asa Gaines, Megan Carpenter,Cassie Doscher, Elaine McMillan, Lois Allbritton, Rebecca Lipe, Erica Pimental, Jeff Fulp, Catherine Allbritton, Ayesha Roberson, Alma Williams, Jenna DeBlasio, Anna Gibson, Quentin McKennon, Brittany Major, Steven Morris, Donald Coleman, Merrilea Hatchett