Don't miss the fresh edge Penn State Abington students bring to this adaption of Harper Lee's classic novel about racial inequality in America. The actors take on these challenging characters and add a hefty dose of gospel and blues music to invoke the mood of 1930s Alabama.
Set in Alabama during the Great Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows the journey of Jem and Scout Finch, whose father has been appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man framed for a crime he didn’t commit.
As the trial progresses, Jem and Scout witness their community in a tense tug of war between justice and racism. This timeless classic compels us to take an honest look at our nation’s past and our moral responsibility to each other.
Author Harper Lee found instant fame after To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960. The novel was showered with literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961.