VIDEO: Students Discuss the Importance of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that many students have had to read in middle or high school. Now, the story has come to life on stage, and many school-age kids are getting the opportunity to see it, for only $10.
CBS Sunday Monday talked to a group of students who were able to see the play, and they discussed their thoughts, and why the story has importance still to this day.
When asked for their one-word reviews of the show, the students gave answers such as "Perfect execution," "Life-changing," "Life lesson," "Motivation" and "Meaningful."
Watch the full feature here!
Set in Alabama in 1934, Harper Lee's enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence centers on one of the most venerated characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch, played by Jeff Daniels.
The cast of characters includes Atticus's daughter Scout (Celia Keenan-Bolger), her brother Jem (Will Pullen), their housekeeper and caretaker, Calpurnia (LaTanya Richardson Jackson), their visiting friend Dill (Gideon Glick), and a mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur "Boo" Radley (Danny Wolohan). The other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama are brought to life on stage by Frederick Weller (as Bob Ewell), Gbenga Akinnagbe (playing Tom Robinson), Stark Sands (as prosecutor Horace Gilmer), Dakin Matthews (playing Judge Taylor), and Erin Wilhelmi (as Mayella Ewell).