Oct. 22, 2015
Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward’s University theatre training program, continues its 43rd annual season with the stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s poignant classic, To Kill A Mockingbird.
The story takes place between 1932 and 1935, where young Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, her brother Jem and their neighbor Dill Harris spend their evenings in Maycomb, Ala. exploring, imagining and crafting stories, many of which are fixated upon a mysterious neighbor. At the same time, Scout’s father, attorney Atticus Finch, has agreed to defend a young black man accused of accosting a local white woman. Through their games, the trial and resulting events, Scout and Jem learn about compassion, integrity and the value of standing up for your beliefs.
“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is one’s conscience,“ says Atticus Finch. Based upon Harper Lee’s 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, these words still resonate. The production features Equity guest artists Brian Coughlin, Carla Nickerson and Marc Pouhé.
"[This play] reaches out directly to what matters most — the awakening of the heart." The New York Times
What: To Kill A Mockingbird
By Christopher Sergel
Based on the novel by Harper Lee
Directed by Robert Tolaro
When: November 12 – 22, 2015
7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday
2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Mary Moody Northen Theatre
St. Edward’s University
3001 S. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
Tickets: $24 Adult ($18 Students, Seniors, St. Edward's Community)
Available through the MMNT Box Office: 512-448-8484
Available online at www.stedwards.edu/theatre
Box Office Hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday- Friday
Student discount night November 13: $8 with Student ID
About Mary Moody Northen Theatre
Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates on a professional model and stands at the center of the St. Edward’s University Theatre Training Program. Through MMNT, students work alongside professional actors, directors and designers, explore all facets of theatrical production and earn points towards membership in Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. MMNT operates under an AEA U/RTA contract and is a member of Theatre Communications Group. Information: 512-448-8487 or www.stedwards.edu/theatre.
About St. Edward's University
St. Edward’s University is a private, liberal arts college in the Catholic Holy Cross Tradition with approximately 5,000 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in Texas and offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including MBA programs and a master’s degree in counseling. With a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s is a diverse community with programs designed to inspire students with a global perspective. St. Edward's University has been recognized for 12 consecutive years as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report and ranks in the top 15 Best Regional Universities in the Western Region. Information: stedwards.edu/about.
Press Contact: Michelle Polgar, 512-448-8483