Renaissance Theatre’s To Kill a Mockingbird This Weekend


Bethel University Renaissance Theatre’s presentation of the classic play “To Kill A Mockingbird” is scheduled for this weekend at the Bethel Performing Arts Center in McKenzie.

 This powerful drama is an adaptation of the beloved novel by Harper Lee, and tells the story of the Finch family in depression era Alabama. Many will remember the powerful themes included in this story, as a young black man named Tom Robinson is accused of a crime against Mayella Ewell, a poor white farmer’s daughter. Young Scout and Jem, the children of the famous Atticus Finch, are caught up in this complicated situation, and learn valuable lessons about love, family, and how we treat those around us who are different from us.

“This story will never grow old,” says director Brian Hill. “While many of us remember reading this powerful book in school, I hope that seeing it enacted on stage will bring a new perspective on a timeless story.  Just look at the local and national news and you will bear witness to the fact that prejudice is still a major part of our culture.  I hope that this play will inform, and educate, as well as share truths about the world in a way that encourages and inspires.”

The show will open on Thursday, Jan. 30, and will run through Feb. 2. Thursday through Saturday evening shows start at 7 p.m., and the Sunday matinee starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students 18 and younger. Bethel faculty, staff and students receive free admission. You can reserve your tickets by calling the Renaissance Office at 731-393-0405 or by emailing Tickets will be available at the door.