November 09, 2009


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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Montana Repertory Theatre will present "To Kill a Mockingbird," a stage adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, on Friday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20.

"Montana Rep is one of the oldest and most respected touring theatrical companies in the country," said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center, "and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is a classic and timeless favorite celebrating the 50th anniversary of its publication."

This stage adaptation by Christopher Sergel was written more than 35 years ago, but it continues to compel and delight viewers worldwide with its warmth, wit and wisdom, Boswell said.

Audiences are transported to a quiet Southern town in the 1930s and learn that the issues of that time-prejudice, racism and human values-are issues of all time.

Established as the theater in residence at the School of Fine Arts at The University of Montana, Montana Repertory Theatre has been providing top-quality theater to audiences across the country since 1968. Past seasons have included works by Tennessee Williams, Wendy Wasserstein, Neil Simon, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, Horton Foote, Ken Ludwig and William Gibson.

For more information, visit Montana Rep.

Ticket information
Tickets for this Weis Center series performance are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the Bucknell University Bookstore on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance tickets are available by calling 570-577-1000 or visiting Box Office. The box office in the Weis Center lobby opens one hour prior to performances.

This performance has been made possible in part by a generous contribution from Sandy and Gary Sojka. The 2009-10 season of Weis Center Events is generously supported by grants from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.

For more information about events in the Weis Center Series, visit Weis Center.

Contact: Division of Communications

 

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