Please join us for A Performance Reading by David Houston and Diana Heinlein
In the style of radio drama, with music from the film score
From the Pulitzer-Prize winning Novel by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird
The program features the trial of Tom Robinson, a black man accused of a brutal crime, seen through the eyes and actions of Atticus Finch, Tom’s defense attorney, and Finch's 9-year- old daughter Scout. It’s a window on the misguided American South of the 1930s —sometimes violent, sometimes laughable, sometimes gentle and wise.
Published in 1960, winner of the Pulitzer in 1962, subject of an Academy Award winning film in 1965, To Kill a Mockingbird was voted in a 1999 poll in Library Journal “The Best Novel of the Century.” In 2007, Harper Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House, where President Bush said, “To Kill a Mockingbird has influenced the character of our country for the better. It’s been a gift to the entire world. As a model of good writing and humane sensibility, this book will be read and studied forever.”