To Kill a Mockingbird lands at The Pence Center April 5-7
By Dora Tompkins, Community Events Coordinator
PINAL COUNTY, AZ- Central Arizona College's Theater Department will transport you to the South during the 1930s, with the newest production at the Don P. Pence Center for the Performing and Visual Arts: To Kill a Mockingbird.
CAC is offering three chances to catch the show - Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.
The show is produced and directed by Dr. John Owens, professor of theater/drama and the chair of the Creative Arts Division, by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill.
Owens chose this play as it depicts "one of the most American scenes" of our history. Based on the novel by Harper Lee, and adapted by Christopher Sergel, To Kill a Mockingbird has heart, laughter and meaning.
Scout Finch lives with her brother, Jem, and their widowed father, Atticus, in the sleepy Alabama town of Maycomb. Maycomb is suffering through the Great Depression, but Atticus is a prominent lawyer and the Finch family is reasonably well off in comparison to the rest of society.
One summer, Jem and Scout befriend a boy named Dill, who has come to live in their neighborhood for the summer, and the trio acts out stories together. Eventually, Dill becomes fascinated with the spooky house on their street called the Radley Place. The house is owned by Nathan Radley, whose brother, Arthur (nicknamed Boo), has lived there for years without venturing outside.
What will you stand for? Scout. Atticus. Jem. Boo Radley. Tom Robinson. Their story has changed countless lives and CAC is bringing it to life for a new and wise generation alike. See the story of courage, tolerance, and justice through fresh eyes.
Thanks to the wonderful actors for their hard work to bring To Kill a Mockingbird to life at the Pence Center:
Alexia Coppell (Angel Grove, Calif.) as Scout Finch
Andrew Miller (Tucson) as Boo Radley, Clerk, 3rd Man
Angelica Krueger (Mililani, Hawai'i) as Mayella Ewell
Brendin Bair as Nathan, 4th Man
Brook Foster (Casa Grande) as Courtroom Spectator
Cailtlin Castillo (Stanfield) as Mrs. Dubose
Gabriella Dominguez (Orlando, Fla.) as Miss Stephanie
James Elliot (Camarillo, Calif.) as Dill
Jessica Macias (Casa Grande) as Courtroom Spectator
Kay Muha (Chicago, Ill.) as Reverend Sykes
Keith Seaman (Carmichael, Calif.) as Judge Taylor
Ken Ferguson (Falls Church, Va.) as Mr. Cunningham
Kyle Doerges (Morenci) as Atticus Finch
Mike Reves (Apache Junction) Prosecutor Gilmer
Rebecca Freader (Norman, Okla.) as Miss Maudie
Rachel Lee (Cleveland, Ohio) as Courtroom Spectator
Ramel Mosley (Casa Grande) as Tom Robinson
Sergio Noriegra (Chandler) as Jem Finch
Trina L. Merritt (Los Angeles, Calif.) as Calpurnia
Troy Row (Tulsa, Okla.) as Bob Ewell
Victor Hammond (New York, N.Y.) as Sherriff Heck Tate
Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased online at www.eventsatcac.com or by phone at 520-477-SHOW. Doors open 40 minutes prior to show time. Tickets will be available at the door unless the show sells out.