Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Bergen County Players continues its "From Page to Stage" season with Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning landmark American classic "To Kill a Mockingbird", now through Saturday, April 12th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

This timeless tale of innocence and tolerance follows the journey of a young white girl whose father has been appointed to defend a black man framed for a crime he claims he did not commit. Performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, the drama provides a poignant look at justice and the human spirit, as told through the eyes of a young girl learning the mysteries and realities of adulthood.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" is as resonant today as it was when the play was set in the 1930s. As told with brilliant clarity through the memories of Jean Louise Finch, a grown-up Scout, the play is set in a small Alabama town during the Depression. Ten year old Scout and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widower father, Atticus Finch, a lawyer, and by a strong-minded black housekeeper, Calpurnia. Scout and Jem's summer neighbor and friend, Dill, an imaginative, confident outsider, can see the community from a different perspective. From the start, there's a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of life here. Atticus explains that he's defending a young Negro wrongfully accused of a grave crime and when Scout asks why, he replies, "Because if I didn't, I couldn't hold my head up."

To tell the timeless iconic tale, Director Bunny Mateosian has assembled an extraordinary cast of local talent. Dave Arts takes on the iconic role of Atticus Finch, imparting gentle wisdom to his children Scout (Gabby Marinich) and Jem (Christopher Heffernan). Mara Karg narrates her experiences as Jean Louise, warmly remembering Dill(Matthew Marinich) and Calpurnia (Shernetta Harris) while keeping a watchful eye toward the Radley (James Parent) house. Miss Maudie (Joanne Misha), Miss Stephanie (Karin Wander), Mrs. Dubose (Iris Weinhouse), Sheriff Heck Tate (Andrew Whitney), Reverend Sykes (Ennis Williams), and Walter Cunnigham (David Luke) populate the town of Maycomb.

Bob Ewell (Howard Kerner) has accused Tom Robinson (Phil Hanna) of attacking his daughter Mayella (Rosemary DeFlorio). Judge Taylor (Kevern Cameron) presides over the trial as Mr. Gilmer (James Lesko) prosecutes Tom while Helen Robinson (Doria E. Hillsman) watches helplessly from the loft in the courtroom along with the Townspeople (Janica Carpenter, Caitlin Carpenter, Mariana Marinich, Lisa Dahlborg, Marisa Dolkart, Kelly Heffernan, and Teri Noel).

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm ($20) and Sundays at 2:00 pm ($16). Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road during regular box office hours. "To Kill a Mockingbird" contains strong racial language.

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Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Cast of BCP's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

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