Harper Lee saves her hometown production of “To Kill a Mockingbird”
In Harper Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama (the town she based “To Kill a Mockingbird”‘s Maycomb on), there has been a production of the theatrical adaptation of the book that has been running for 26 YEARS.
Things got a little scary for the theater company (awesomely named “The Mockingbird Players”) when Dramatic Publishing Co. refused to extend the rights to the play, meaning at the end of 2015, Monroeville’s “Mockingbird” would have to shut its doors for good.
Thankfully, the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” herself, Harper Lee, stepped in, and founded a non-profit company “Mockingbird Company” that will allow the play to continue to be performed by the Mockingbird Players.
We are so glad that Lee swooped in to play superhero, and that the show will go on!