“To Kill a Mockingbird” at St. Francis Theatre

Sat.  May  3rd at  7:30
Sun. May  4th at  3:00
Fri.   May  9th at  7:30
Sat.  May 10th at 7:30
All tickets $12.00
Tickets & more information at BrownPaperTickets.com: http://stfran.brownpapertickets.com
Christopher Sergel’s powerful stage adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee has been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.  Set in America’s Deep South in the 1930’s, To Kill a Mockingbird explores the racial injustice that envelops a small town. The author skillfully portrays the magic and innocence of a child’s world while weaving a poignant tale that explores the timeless themes of prejudice, love, courage, faith and redemption.
A black man, Tom Robinson, is accused of raping a white woman. With courage and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth, and his daughter Scout – a young girl on the cusp of adulthood – brings new hope to a community in turmoil.
Don’t miss this poignant dramatization of Harper Lee’s touching classic story that is one of our culture’s most meaningful works!
Directed by Michael Wilkinson.
Carolyn’s Note:  St. Francis Theatre is located on NW corner of River Rd. and Swan Rd. on the campus of St. Francis in the Foothills UMC. Enter from either River Rd. or Swan Rd.  The theatre is the largest building that faces River Rd.  Address is 4625 E. River Rd.
I’ve read this powerful book several times and of course , have seen the movie starring Gregory Peck.  Don’t miss this theater production.
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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).