The stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is a truly special experience. Performed in the old courthouse, it allows attendees an opportunity to transport themselves back to the time of the book's setting. Keeping the tradition of the era, any white male over the age of 18 can be called for jury duty. If selected, he will be asked to sit with the jury during the courtroom scene.
All tickets are general admission, and seating is open. The play lasts approximately 2 hours and has two acts, one outside and one inside. In the event of inclement weather, Act I will be summarized inside and the Act II will begin.
Young Audience Performance Schedule:
These performances are open to any student in grades 7th -12th grade or in home school. Young audience performances begin at 9:00 am. Tickets will cost $20 and will be available March 1.
Regular Performance Schedule:
All regular performances begin at 7:00 and seating begins at 6:30. Tickets are $55 and will be available for purchase on March 1, 2017.
Special Birthday Week Performances:
Tickets will be priced as follows, and will be available for purchase on March 1, 2017.
Monroe County Heritage Museum,
31 N Alabama Ave, Monroeville, AL 36460
Monroeville, Alabama, presented the first stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird in 1991 as Monroe County Heritage Museum Director Kathy McCoy searched for a way to raise money to renovate the old courthouse. The first one-act performance happened on a freezing night in November in the old courtroom, but was met with excitement from the audience.
The next year, the production was set in May.
By 1994, the local production added a community choir and the spiritual hymns that captivate audiences around the world.
In 1996, the Mockingbird Players, a group of amateur actors dedicated to the production, were invited to bring the play to the Israel International Cultural Festival in Jerusalem to perform the play to sold out audiences.
Two years later, the production traveled to Kingston Upon Hull, England to perform and lead an Alabama Cultural Symposium.
In 2000, the production traveled to Washington, D.C., to perform at the Kennedy Center before Congress and other dignitaries as well as sold-out crowds.
A return trip to Kingston Upon Hull happened in 2004, followed by performances at the Museum of Cultural Arts in Chicago, Illinois, in 2005.
Hong Kong's Asia Center hosted the production in 2012.