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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



5.0 star rating Beckie Jones from San Francisco, California


Just as the book is a masterpiece, this play is as well!! I wondered how the play could reach the depths of the novel, in such a short time, but it was PERFECT!! Everyone NEEDS to hear this message, yet not everyone wants to invest the time in reading this classic. We saw it in small theater in Omaha. It is wonderful for everyone in the family above 12, with the subject matter being a little harsh for anyone younger. Tell everyone you know, they NEED to see this show. It was very moving!.

5.0 star rating Barbara Kawa from East Aurora, New York


I’ve been a season ticket holder at Shea’s for many years, and this is one of the finest productions I’ve seen. The adaption from the book was well-done, the acting flawless. The messages..and there are many..delivered at a time when we can all benefit from them, were well-delivered AND received. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen an ovation last as long as what was offered by the audience for this amazing cast. So glad I was able to take my 13 and 16 year old granddaughters, and I wish more local school districts would have offered to take students to Shea’s to see this show. If you have the chance to go, don’t let it slip by.

5.0 star rating Juliana L'Heureux from Topsham Maine


Thank you to the producers of this exceptional play! Fantastic performances. Harper Lee's story is relevant to our times. Fabulous performances.

5.0 star rating Donna V. from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


This play was outstanding. The acting was top notch and Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch was perfect as was all of the supporting actors/actresses. Broadway performances by all. The message is one that needs to be shared and heard as the struggle for minorities and people of color that still goes on today is recognized and acknowledged. As well as not all people are racist and there are people with kindness ,who recognize and strive to change that struggle and discrimination.

5.0 star rating Charlotte Heppner from North Royalton, Ohio


The show was wonderful, the stage scenery sparse but had everything that was needed.Story went right into the court room and I loved that because that is what it really was about how, Tom Robinson was falsely accused and Atticus taking on his case to defend him. Scout, Jeb and Dill told the story. The entire cast were wonderful. If you loved the book, the movie you will enjoy the theatre performance. Enjoy!

5.0 star rating S.J. Foster from Washington, District of Columbia


Saw the show at the Kennedy Center this week, and cannot say enough good things. Sorkin's adaptation works well, and serves to point up certain parallels to today's social division, without wallowing in "wokeness," which would have been less effective. Richard Thomas is a great fit as Atticus, and like the show itself seems timeless. Supporting cast is fabulous, with Tom Robinson, Mayella, her (despicable) father, the sheriff, and the judge all particularly notable. The only blemish for me was the lighting, which is to say the lack thereof. It's not that easy to see in a venue as large as the Opera House, so the dim lighting -- which had the feel of a 40-watt bulb when 100 watts was needed -- left me perplexed. All in all, however, a great evening of theater. Highly recommend!

4.0 star rating B N Mitchell from Boston, Massachusetts


When asked what my favorite book & movie are, my answer has always been the same - TKAM. Add Alan Sorkin talent (West Wing is my favorite TV show) and it should have been a perfect storm. This production is not a staged version of the film as some people may expect, but is a fresh retelling of a classic. Most of the performances were great - especially Melanie Moore & Steven Lee Johnson as Scout & Dill. But beloved actor Richard Thomas just didn't have the gravitas on stage to capture the presense of a character such as Atticus Finch. He spoke way too fast for a southern man and didn't carry himself with the strength of Gregory Peck or my literary vision of the character. Having the actor who portrayed the screen version of Scout, Mary Badham, seen here in a supporting role was a thrill. The play strays from the original content's seriousness. Albeit some very funny & timely lines were incorporated, it took away from the important issues raised. The inclusion of a deaf actor portraying a non-deaf character gladdened my heart especially during the recent successes of films & deaf actors receiving accolades.

4.0 star rating from Boston, Massachusetts


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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