If you weren't required to read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird at some point in your childhood education, let's hope you've at least seen a glimpse of the 1962 film version, starring the late, great Gregory Peck and a very baby-faced Robert Duvall. But alas, if you've got no clue about this piece of literature, either because you've been hiding under a rock or are just too young to remember anything before 1985, now is the time to catch a glimpse of the American classic. The Irving Arts Center and Irving Black Arts Council is presenting Montana Repertory Theatre's touring performance of To Kill a Mockingbird. First adapted for the stage 35 years ago by Christopher Sergel, this production will take you on a 1930s journey through the sleepy Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama. Join Jem and Scout Finch as they stir up trouble in their neighborhood, testing wild rumors about their mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. Fall in love with the admirable and always moral Atticus Finch as he defends Tom Robinson in one of fiction's most well-known racial trials. With lessons on racism, culture, morality and American history, it's going to be a crazy ride. The performance will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Carpenter Performance Hall at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Tickets are $20 to $30. Call 972-252-2787 or visit irvingartscenter.com.
Tue., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., 2009