Montana Repertory Theatre to Perform "To Kill a Mockingbird"

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: October 22, 2009 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Montana Repertory Theatre in "To Kill A Mockingbird" on Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Harper Lee's To "Kill a Mockingbird" is unquestionably an American classic. The story became an Academy Award-winning film and was later adapted for the theater. This stage adaptation continues to compel and delight audiences worldwide with its warmth, wit and wisdom.

The story of "To Kill a Mockingbird" is simple, yet it speaks deeply and eloquently of human nature and human values. The story is set in a sleepy Southern town of the 1930s, as Atticus Finch, an attorney and the widowed father of two young children, stands against his fellow townspeople by defending a young black man falsely accused of raping a white woman.

Through every step and with every word, Atticus instills in his children the traditional moral values of honesty, courage, integrity, respect for others and, above all, responsibility for one's actions. Without fanfare or bravado, Atticus Finch achieves the status of a true American hero, telling his son that courage is "when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what."

Now one of the oldest and most respected touring companies in the country, Montana Repertory Theatre was established as a professional touring company in 1967. Their mission is to tell the great stories of our world to enlighten, develop and celebrate the human spirit in an ever-expanding community. Montana Rep assembles principle actors, directors and designers with prestigious credits, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours of Broadway shows and major regional theatre credits.

Tickets for Montana Repertory Theatre in "To Kill Mockingbird" are $38.50 and $28.50 general admission and $26.50 and $16.50 for students (any school). Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and at all Ticketmaster locations, including To charge tickets, call 1-800-745-3000, in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For group sales, call 716-645-6771. For more information call 716-645-2787.