This February, come out and see the first performance of the new
year! Seton Hall Theatre is performing To Kill A Mockingbird, directed
by Professor Deirdre Yates in the Theatre in the Round.
Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the
1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a
white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of
the trial, but he decides to go ahead. The play’s powerful message of
racial tolerance fills the corners of an intimate setting as it
chronicles the lives of three young children and a widowed father
forever changed by an act of injustice in the small, fictional town.
Published in 1960, Lee’s indelible work would go on to win a coveted
Performances include actors, Ben Yates as Atticus Finch, Jalen
Hemphill as Tom Robinson, Elise Pfail as Jean Louise Finch, Christine
Byrne as Mayella Ewell, and PJ Argento as Bob Ewell.
Performed in the Theatre-in-the-Round on the SHU campus on Feb. 27, 28, March 1 at 8 p.m. and March 2 at 2 p.m.
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