GCRC: To Kill a Mockingbird

GCRC: To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022, 9:30 am
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022, 11:30 am
  • 440 seat Foster Family Theater
  • Recommended for grades 9-12
  • Study Guide

Ten seasons ago, the Gallo Center for the Arts and Prospect Theatre Project collaborated on a presentation of this brilliant adaptation of Harper Lee's masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. It was a resounding success story. Every performer was wonderful. Every performance sold out. The production helped inspire the creation of the Gallo Center Repertory Company, as well as the founding of the San Joaquin Valley's only African American theatre organization, Sankofa Theatre Company. Now, in honor of the retirement of artistic director Dr. Jim Johnson following the 2022/23 season, as well as the 10th anniversary of the production, GCRC is thrilled to present this reprise of To Kill a Mockingbird. Performance is an abridged 75 minutes of the full play.

This production of To Kill a Mockingbird includes racist language from the original book that is considered true to the era in which the story is set. The Gallo Center consulted with leaders from the local African American community, who recommended retaining the language in the interest of historical accuracy. If you are offended by its inclusion, you may not wish to attend the play.