To Kill A Mockingbird is a classic American novel, and it is likely that you have to read it at some point in your academic career, whether in middle school or high school. To Kill A Mockingbird takes place in the sleepy southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, and it covers the town politics when an innocent African American man is falsely accused of raping a white women. The story follows Atticus Finch, who is a lawyer involved in the lawsuit, and his children, Jem and Scout, as they grow older and lose their childhood innocence.
To Kill a Mockingbird is an award-winning novel, as it has won many accolades, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. There is also a movie of the book that was released in 1962.
Producer Scott Rudin has obtained stage rights for To Kill A Mockingbird, and all fans of the book are excited to hear that it will soon be coming to Broadway.
Atticus Finch is one of the main characters in the novel, and he is well-known for his courageous and encouraging actions and words throughout the classic. However, there was controversy this past summer when Go Set A Watchman, the the long- awaited sequel, portrayed Atticus as a bigot and as not being the heroic figure he was in To KIll A Mockingbird. However, Rudin has stated that Atticus will be portrayed as he was in To Kill a Mockingbird.
The pressure is on for Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter that will be adapting the play for Broadway. Sorkin is facing the pressure of creating a play that will live up to the renowned novel, and to portray Atticus as the heroic figure the fans of the book admire.
To Kill a Mockingbird is expected to come to Broadway in the 2017-2018 season while fans eagerly wait.
By Bernadette Goratowski ‘19, Staff Writer