By Christopher Sergel Based on the novel by Harper lee
FROM NOVEL TO STAGE
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960, was brought to the screen in an Academy Award-winning adaptation by Horton Foote in 1962 and was later adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel. Though over 35 years old, this stage adaptation continues to compel and delight viewers worldwide with its warmth, wit, and wisdom.
Audiences find themselves transported to a sleepy Southern town in the 1930s and discover that the issues of that time––prejudice, racism, and human values––are issues of all time.
THE CHINA TOUR PROPOSAL
Montana Repertory Theatre is pleased to propose a 2017 spring/summer tour to China of our nationally renowned production of To Kill a Mockingbird.
We propose four consecutive one-week residencies, traveling to four arts festivals and/or universities to present the play Friday through Sunday. The residencies would include four performances of To Kill a Mockingbird and workshops on American theatre taught by members of the cast. Actors/teachers would be students or graduates of the training program at the University of Montana.Montana Repertory Theatre and the College of Visual and Performing Arts are excited about this remarkable opportunity to bring an American classic—considered by many to be the most important American novel of the twentieth century—to China. This cultural exchange could be the first of many whereby theatre artists from both countries are encouraged to interact through the University of Montana, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, and various cultural entities in China.
May 18, 2017 Mong Man Wai Concert Hall, Tsinghua University
May 23, 2017 Beijing No.4 High School