Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the Deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country.
Monroeville presented the first stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird in 1991. The Mockingbird Players, a group of amateur actors dedicated to the production, have performed in Israel, England, and Hong Kong, as well as several venues in the United States. In 2014, Harper Lee formed the Mockingbird Company to insure the play would continue in Monroeville under her direction.
To Kill a Mockingbird shows us the small-town South through the tired old town of Maycomb. Released in December 1962, it became an American Classic. Gregory Peck won an Academy Award in 1963 for Best Actor in a Leading Role as well as a Golden Globe award that same year for Best Actor Drama. Also winning at the Golden Globe Awards that year was Elmer Bernstien for Best Original Score. The film went on to win numerous awards.