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.
For all regular performances listed below, tickets are on sale now. There are two types of tickets for sale:
General Admission - For General Admission tickets, all seating, except the front row, are unassigned.
VIP - VIP ticketholders will receive reserved front row seating and a lanyard, as well as dinner at Prop & Gavel that will be made by visiting chef Jon Gibson, head chef and co-owner of the Wheelhouse in Opp, Alabama.
For Harper Lee’s special birthday performance, there will be one ticket type for sale, and it will include a meet-and-greet with the actors after the play, accompanied by heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a live band.
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.
2020 Performance Schedule:
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - Matinee performance at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. - Special Performance for Nelle Harper Lee's Birthday
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - Matinee performance at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
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 on October 1st, 2019. To order these tickets, please call 251-743-3386.
Monday, April 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Monday, April 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Monroe County Heritage Museum,
31 N Alabama Ave, Monroeville, AL 36460
Visitors come from far and away to enjoy this special adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird. Monroeville is more than happy to have you! For accommodations or restaurant suggestions, we encourage visitors to call the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce at 251-743-2879 or visit the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce website.
Tickets may be turned in for a donation to the Mockingbird Company if not used.
No cameras or filming of any kind.
Any white male over the age of 18 may be selected for jury duty and will be seated in the jury section.
No large handbags, please, as seating is tight.
Groups of 50 people or more, please call 251-743-3386.
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.