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Oct. 16-26: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Harper Lee’s classic story addresses bigotry and standing up for what is right.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 10-1-2014

Mankato, Minn. -- The Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance will present Harper Lee’s classic story about bigotry and standing up for what is right, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Oct. 16-19 and 23-26 in the Andreas Theatre of the Earley Center for Performing Arts.

Adapted by Christopher Sergel from Lee’s novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird” recounts the events of the trial of a young black man falsely accused of raping a white woman show the bigotry in the American South in the 1930s. Atticus Finch, the lawyer who defends him, shows courage in living up to a society’s highest standards, no matter how unpopular, a point that does not go unnoticed by his young daughter, Scout.

“To Kill A Mockingbird” is directed by faculty member Heather E. Hamilton. It features Jake Sullivan, a junior BFA Musical Theatre candidate, as Atticus Finch, a role made famous on film by Gregory Peck. Sullivan appeared in Highland Summer Theatre 2014 as Charles Granillo in "Rope" and Wilbur Turnblad in "Hairspray."  Atticus’s daughter, Scout, is played by Cadence M. Smith, with Dill played by Isaiah Miller, who last season was Gavroche in "Les Misérables."

“To Kill A Mockingbird” was presented at Minnesota State Mankato in 1999. Individual tickets are $16 regular, $14 for senior citizens, youth 16 and under and groups of 15 or more, $11 for current Minnesota State Mankato students. There is limited seating available for this production. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling or stopping by the Theatre & Dance Box Office in the lobby of the Earley Center from 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 507-389-6661. 

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