To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee |
Adapted by Christopher Sergel |
Directed by Risa Brainin

Running time: Two hours, 35 minutes. Performed with one 20-minute intermission.

Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is a beloved tale that still resonates today. Scout Finch is growing up in Depression-era Alabama, where poverty and prejudice dominate daily life. With the guidance of her wise father, Atticus, the rebellious Scout discovers her own path, learning the power of empathy and the struggle for justice.

Steve's Take

Harper Lee’s passing as well as recent events remind us of the importance of what she wrote in this landmark story.

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Ronan Ryan and Kaylee Ryan. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Jonathan Gillard Daly. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Kaylee Ryan, Tanesha Gary and Ronan Ryan. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

The cast of To Kill a Mockingbird. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

The cast of To Kill a Mockingbird. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Whit Reichert and Alan Knoll. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Rachel Fenton. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Terrell Donnell Sledge. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

The cast of To Kill a Mockingbird. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Christopher Harris and Kaylee Ryan. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Group Information

Groups of 10 or more get the best seats at the best price. View more details.

Cast & Creative Staff

CAST:

  • Kaylee Ryan (Scout)
  • Ronan Ryan (Jem)
  • Jonathan Gillard Daly (Atticus Finch)
  • Lenne Klingaman (Jean Louise Finch)
  • Charlie Mathis (Dill)
  • Rachel Fenton (Mayella Ewell)
  • Terrell Donnell Sledge (Tom Robinson/Community)
  • Christopher Harris (Walter Cunningham/Arthur "Boo" Radley)
  • Ben Nordstrom (Mr. Gilmer/Nathan Radley)
  • Amy Loui (Maudie Atkinson)
  • Michael Keck (Reverend Sykes)
  • Jerry Vogel (Heck Tate)
  • Tanesha Gary (Calpurnia)
  • Alan Knoll (Bob Ewell)
  • Whit Reichert (Judge Taylor)
  • Kimmie Kidd (Helen Robinson/Community)
  • Cynthia Darlow (Mrs. Dubose/Link Daes)
  • Miriam Dance (Community)
  • Melissa Harris (Community)
  • Alicia Like (Community)
  • Jason Little (Community)
  • Felicia Rogers (Community)

CREATIVE STAFF:

  • Risa Brainin (Director)
  • Narelle Sissons (Scenic Designer)
  • Devon Painter (Costume Designer)
  • Michael Klaers (Lighting Designer)
  • Michael Keck (Composer and Music Director)
  • Gale Childs Daly (Dialect Coach)
  • Shaun Sheley (Fight Director)
  • Miriam Dance (Assistant Director)
  • Brooke Viegut (Assistant Director)
  • Emilee Buchheit (Stage Manager)
  • Lorraine LiCavoli (Assistant Stage Manager)

Enhance Your Experience

  • Read The Rep's To Kill a Mockingbird Play Guide for background on characters, plot and the creation of the play.

  • Join cast member Ben Nordstrom for a Quick Start presentation on the world of To Kill A Mockingbird. Presentations will begin one hour prior to curtain. Quick Start is offered for every performance except for previews, opening night and 8 p.m. Saturday performances.

  • A free, half-hour Post-Performance Discussion with the cast and staff will follow the matinee performances on February 15 and March 1, and the evening performances on February 16 and 23.

  • Join us for a Talk Theatre presentation on February 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Rep veteran Jerry Vogel shares stories and experiences about acting on The Rep stage. For tickets and more information, click here or call (314) 968-4925.

  • Check out the St. Louis County Library's curated resource list for To Kill a Mockingbird. It includes books and movies with the themes of small towns, coming of age, race, class and the inequities of the justice system.

  • The Saint Louis Art Museum partners with The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis to offer Museum visitors a one-hour docent-led led observation of works of American art. See how themes, motifs and symbols express our moral nature.

    Tours depart from the Museum’s Information Center in Sculpture Hall in the Main Building. All tours are free; no reservations required. Tour dates and times:

    • Saturday, February 11 @ 11:00am

    • Sunday, February 19 @ 2:00pm

    • Saturday, March 4 @ 11:00am

Age Recommendations

The Rep's Education Department recommends this production for grades 6 and up (ages 11 and up).

Consistent with the time period in which the story is set, the play contains racial slurs as well as discussions of racial injustice, a physical altercation, weapons and an alleged sexual assault.

Open Captioning & Live Audio Description

The Rep offers Open Captioning seats in the Left Bay as well as live audio description for the 2 p.m. March 5 performance of To Kill a Mockingbird.

OPEN CAPTIONING DETAILS:

Hearing-impaired patrons can purchase tickets here. Please note that Open Captioning Seats are only available in the Left Bay area.

At performances presented with Open Captioning, the dialogue spoken or sung by the actors on stage is also displayed in text on an electronic screen visible to one section of the seating area.

Much like Closed Captioning for television programs, Open Captioning presents the spoken or sung portions, as well as sound effects, of the performance in a format accessible to deaf audience members or to patrons who may have difficulty hearing clearly.

LIVE AUDIO DESCRIPTION DETAILS:

Patrons who wish to listen in to live audio description provided by MindsEye Radio can purchase tickets anywhere in the theatre.

The description begins with program notes and stage description 10 minutes prior to the performance. Visual moments of the performance will be described without interfering with the dialogue.

To reserve tickets and description devices, please call the Box Office at 314-968-4925.