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Calpurnia confronts Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird

First Look: To Kill a Mockingbird

“Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird — “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) — has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR). Take a look at some of the production photos below.

The Finch family and Dill Harris hang out on their front porch in To Kill a Mockingbird

Court Cases that Inspired To Kill a Mockingbird

THE “SCOTTSBORO BOYS” TRIAL: POWELL V. ALABAMA (1932) In this dramatization of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus makes reference to two US Supreme Court cases involving black boys and men accused of rape by white women. The verdicts of these two trials, Powell v. Alabama and Brown v. Mississippi, inform Atticus’s hope that […]

A plate next to a full cup of beer at Nola Jane

Gumbo, Hush Puppies, Fried Chicken and More of Denver’s Southern Food

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a quintessential Southern story, which means when seeing this show, you might be salivating for a taste of the South—grits, fried chicken, Creole spice, crawfish, catfish, and other classics that just evoke places like Alabama, where the story is set. Denver has a surprising abundance of Southern cuisine […]

Women wearing traditional African garments stand together during the Colorado Black Arts Festival

The Heart of Denver’s Black Culture: Five Points

If Denver’s Black culture has a heart, it is beating loud and strong in Five Points. Located at the intersection of 26th Avenue, 27th Street, Washington Street and Welton Street — four roads that create five vertices — is what was once known as “the Harlem of the West” for hosting jazz greats such as […]

Calpurnia stands at a table holding wooden dolls in To Kill a Mockingbird

It’s Still a Crime To Kill a Mockingbird

Richard Thomas, who plays Atticus, and Jacqueline Williams, who plays Calpurnia, discuss playing two of the most beloved characters from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. In Harper Lee’s celebrated novel To Kill a Mockingbird she wrote, “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” When the book was published […]