May 16 through June 1, 2014 - Adapted by Christopher Sergel from the novel by Harper Lee, Directed by Chuck Tuttle Set in Alabama during the Great Depression and told through the voice of the tomboy, Scout, this Pulitzer Prize-winning tale embodies the life-long lessons of childhood, fairness and the courage to stand up for what is right, no matter the cost. To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic, and a stage play.
More than 18 million copies of the novel are in print and translated into 40 languages. The character "Dill" was based on Harper Lee's childhood friend, Truman Capote. After writing this novel, Lee helped Capote write his novel, In Cold Blood, but she never wrote another novel. Harper Lee wrote the novel ater her friends gave her a year's salary so she could take a break from her job and focus on her writing.