"To Kill a Mockingbird"

Posted at 1:07 PM, Mar 02, 2016

The powerful drama "To Kill a Mockingbird" opens Friday March 4th at the Birmingham Village Players. It's the classic story (based on a Pulitzer-Prize winning novel by the late Harper Lee), that spotlights racial injustice in the south. WATCH THE VIDEO PLAYER FOR JOANNE PURTAN'S INTERVIEW ON 7 ACTION NEWS AT NOON.

Tickets are available at the box office:  (248) 644-2075 or online at:

The gripping drama, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, tells the story of an innocent black man on trial for the attack of a young white girl. It's told through the eyes of seven-year-old "Scout" Finch (Elena Pfeiffer), and explores her relationship with her father, Atticus Finch (Paul Gillin), the defense attorney who serves as the moral center of the play.

The show's producers say the play "illustrates the evils of racism and the dangerous emotions that result from treating people of color differently.  Ms. Lee vividly shows us that we all have a need to see the world through the perspective of others; only then can we truly understand each other, and consequently treat everyone with love and respect."

The two-act drama runs approximately two and a half hours with one 20 minute intermission.  
Show Dates March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. and March 6, 13 & 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices - $18. Plus, there is a $1 Facilities Improvement Fee (FIP) for each ticket purchased and a $1 processing fee for each ticket order.  To Kill a Mockingbird also offers a student price of $15 for youth up to 18 years of age.
Birmingham Village Players is located at 34660 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009.

Scout - Elena Pfeiffer
Atticus Finch - Paul Gillin
Jem - Sam Slocum
Dill - Alex Calderwood
Mayella - Gabrielle Feber
Calpurnia - Takesha Walker
Maudie Atkinson - Cathie Badalamenti
Stephanie Crawford - Elizabeth Rager
Mrs. Dubose - Gertrude Fox
Sheriff Tate - Eric Goldstein
Mr. Gilmer - John Rutherford
Walter Cunningham - Kevin Feber
Bob Ewell - Joseph Munem
Boo Radley - Michael Trudel
Judge Taylor - Bill Dixon
Tom Robinson - Ronnie Glen
Rev. Sykes - Eurick Crayton, Jr.
Ensemble - Aaron Warrow
Ensemble - Ben Stahelin
Ensemble - Charles Devaman
Ensemble - Rudy Vuckov