Theatre Arts Department
2016 Fall Play:
"To Kill a Mockinbird"
Book by: Harper Lee
Directed by Dr. Gregory Thorson
This fall Shasta College is producing the theatrical adaptation of Harper Lee's beloved novel To Kill a Mockinbird. The adaptation is by Christopher Sergel and is faithful to this timeless classic. Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. She and brother, Jem, are being raised by their widower father, Atticus, and by their strong-minded housekeeper named Calpurnia. Wide-eyed Scout is fascinated with the people of her small town but, from the start, there's a rumble of thumder just under the calm surface of the life here. Set in 1935, this play illustrates the social issues of this time. This dramatization of the touching classic tale is a meaningful and inspiring work of art. This production is rated G and suitable for audiences of all ages.
The production is directed by Dr. Gregory Thorson with David Frasier as the set designer, costumes by Hilary Fahey, lighting by Eddie Sadler and hair and makeup by Mathew McDonald.
Performance dates will be October 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:00 p.m. There will be two matinee performances on October 16 and 23 at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be at the Shasta College Theatre
October, 14-15, & 20-22 @ 7:00 p.m.
Matinees on Sunday, October 16 & 23 @ 2:00pm
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The Shasta College Theatre Arts Department operates 12 months a year. Its activities include: offering classes, producing plays and musicals, promotion and box office, and program development.The Theatre Arts Department offers a variety of theory, production and technical theatre classes. The department features two main stage productions each academic year and a vigorous Summer Theatre Festival of popular musicals and comedies. Auditions are held at the beginning of each term and are open to members of the community. Rehearsals are scheduled during the evenings and on weekends. Technical theatre activities occur daily. Community involvement is very welcome. For additional information, call (530) 242-2369.