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.
With all ticket types purchased, seating is unassigned. 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 then, Act II will begin.
2019 Performance Schedule:
Tickets for all performances listed below will go on sale in early 2019. Tickets will go on sale October 1, 2018 on Eventbrite.
Young Audience Performance Schedule:
These performances are open to students in grades 7th through 12th or in home school. Young audience performances begin at 9:00 a.m.
These tickets will go on sale in early 2019. To purchase tickets, please call 251-743-3386.
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.