New Rep Theater To Stage ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

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Arts / Sep. 28, 2017 9:14am EDT


Chandler will kicks off its 2017-18 Daytime Performance Series for Students with New Rep Theatre’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” (Provided) Chandler will kicks off its 2017-18 Daytime Performance Series for Students with New Rep Theatre’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” (Provided) Harper Lee’s cherished coming-of-age story, “To Kill a Mockingbird”— a staple of American classrooms for nearly 60 years—will be given the theatrical treatment by the acclaimed New Repertory Theater at the Chandler Center for the Arts on Thursday morning, October 5 at 10 a.m.

The staging of Lee’s classic novel kicks off Chandler’s Daytime Performance Series for 2017-18—a quartet of theater, music, and dance performances offered especially for regional schools, teachers, students, and home-schoolers.

Schools attend daytime performances at Chandler as a group. Home-schoolers—and individual members of the general public—are also welcome to attend the daytime events, which are offered at lower ticket prices, thanks to their being subsidized by grants, sponsors, and generous local donors.

Though written and published nearly six decades ago, “To Kill a Mockingbird” explores themes of racial inequality, class, gender, and family that could just as easily flow from this morning’s incendiary headlines and polarizing Twitter feeds. The Classic Repertory Company of the Boston-based New Repertory Theatre brings its signature performance style and educational programming to bear on issues that are as strikingly relevant today as ever before.

As is often the case with Chandler’s Daytime Performance Series events, curricular materials in the form of a special study guide have been developed especially for use by area teachers and school administrators.

For tickets and more information about the performance of “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Thursday, Oct. 5, contact Chandler Operations and Box Office Manager Emily Crosby at (802) 728-6464, visit chandlerarts.org on the web, or stop by Chandler any weekday between noon-4 p.m.

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