Piedmont Theatre perform final season play, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
The Piedmont College Theatre Department presented its final show of the 2010-2011 season with “To Kill a Mockingbird,” at 7:30 p.m., April 7-9; and 2 p.m., April 10 in the Blackbox Theatre of the Swanson Center for the Performing Arts and Communications at the college in Demorest.
The play adaptation by Christopher Sergel is based on Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and will be guest directed by Amanda Lee Williams. Williams is originally from Hollywood, Ga., and is now a director, actor, and comedian in Seattle, Wash. She is also the Director of Education and Outreach at Youth Theatre Northwest.
The play tells the story of Scout Finch, her brother Jem, and her widowed father Atticus in a small Alabama town. It takes place during the Great Depression when racism was prevalent and when Atticus defends a black man charged with raping a white women. The story takes surprising twists and shocking mysteries are uncovered along the way.
Tickets are $5 for general admission. Piedmont faculty, staff, and students are admitted free. Call the box office at 706-778-3000 ext. 1355 for reservations.