2022-23 season

2022-23 season

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This Mockingbird Will Sing

Patrick Vietor as Jem, Nina White as Scout, and Greg Bowman as Atticus.
Photo by Tom Bigwood
The Farmington Players' production of To Kill A Mockingbird opens Friday September 30th and runs through October 22nd.  If early rehearsals are any indication, this play is going to be a real treat for audiences of all ages.   Most of us have either read the book in school or seen the movie, but Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's classic is unique.  Jean Louise Finch, the adult Scout (warmly played by Kandi Krumins), has returned to Maycomb Alabama 30 years later and serves as the narrator of our play.  The audience observes the action through her recollection of Scout’s childhood memories and even becomes the jury during the climactic trial scene.   The lead role of Atticus is played by Greg Bowman, who many will recognize as a radio broadcaster on WWJ Newsradio 950.  Greg says, "I'm honored to be able to bring Atticus to life on stage.  I think we would all like to be like him, a real hero and someone who, as the story says, can be trusted to do the right thing."  The three child actors in our performance – Nina White as Scout, Patrick Vietor as Jem, and Nick Zupancic as Dill – display a maturity and sense of comic timing beyond their years.   The falsely accused Tom Robinson is convincingly portrayed by James Hodges and Camille Jamerson is emotionally charged as his distraught wife Helen.   Over 25 talented cast members ensure that this Mockingbird will not only sing, but will leave audience members with much to think about.  Tickets at www.farmingtonplayers.org or call 248-553-2955.  Find us on Facebook at "Farmington Players" http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000154976336

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