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To Kill A Mockingbird Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.0 Stars)

Number of reviews: 14

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4.0 star rating from Boston, Massachusetts

FROM CAPE COD

What a wonderful novel but why was there not sound amplication for this production? The novel can be read in three hours but this play was bit too long.

4.0 star rating Tpl from Chicago, Illinois

GREAT BUT I HAVE NOTES

It was a great show but there was a little too much exposition by the kids. They need to cut about 10 minutes of exposition and get the lead narrator to use her normal voice versus the in and out Forrest Gump impersonation. Then it would be perfect. Atticus was awesome, the judge was terrific, the evil guy was solid, his daughter was the understudy and she did a fantastic job! Life is like a box of chocolates and this show was a good one.

3.0 star rating Chris irwin from Cincinnati, Ohio

WAY TOO RACIST FOR OUR TIME

It’s not like I haven’t read the book but the racist language wasn’t only over the top but pure hateful speech. We left at intermission but would have left sooner if we were closer to the aisle. Brilliant acting, amazing set production but completely inappropriate for 2022.

3.0 star rating S.Schuman from Nassau, New York

DO WE REALLY WANT TO LAUGH AT RACISM?

Yes, I agree, the acting was superb. However, I was disgruntled by the fact that humor was peppered into the scenes after serious points in a play depicting the racism and white supremacy present at that time and not extinguished today. (The black person who did NOT commit a crime is killed and the white -albeit mentally ill person-has his crime covered up with no trial or consequences. The humor took away from the audience focusing on these serious issues. Did the playwright think we needed to be entertained? Or was the playwright assuming that humor would prevent feelings of white fragility? Society needs to sit with discomfort and tune into what happened in the past and what's happening today, take ownership, and take action and not be laughing at such a serious topic. The playwright missed the mark.

3.0 star rating John from Washington, District of Columbia

DISAPPOINTED

Although the actors were excellent, the first Act was too busy, too frequent changing of scenery. Second Act better. But what I found most disconcerting was having adults play the children. Not convincing. We sat front row first tier. Several of us had a hard time understanding some of the dialog/ actors muttering. We are not hard of hearing.

3.0 star rating Joe Warren from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER

The frequent moving of the sets was distracting. The set could have been designed to have a lot less changes. And the staging itself of the actors was not creative - more like a high school production. With the exception of Jacqueline Williams, Ariana Gayle Stucki, Joey Collins, & Yaegel Welch, the actors could have been from that same high school production where casting is limited. Very disappointing. Could have been much more creative all around. Just because something is a classic doesn't mean it has to be performed stiff & dry.

2.0 star rating Kathy from Nashville, Tennessee

VERY DISAPPOINTED

Difficult to hear Humor and slapstick don’t belong in this play Link Deas, Tom Robinson, Calpurnia actors were quite good but if we could have left at intermission we would have.

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