Deal set to stage ‘Mockingbird’ play in Harper Lee’s Ala. hometown

To Kill A Mockingbird play
A scene from the play "To Kill A Mockingbird," performed in Monroeville, Ala. [Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress]
Call it a Christmas miracle if you will — a deal has been reached to continue the annual stage play based on Harper Lee‘s classic novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in the author’s hometown of Monroeville, Ala.
Just weeks ago, it seemed that for the first time in 27 years a production of the treasured play was not going to happen in 2017 as organizers quarreled over how to proceed with the show in the wake of Lee’s passing in February.
But now, Monroeville officials have confirmed to an agreement has been made to stage the place at the county’s historical courthouse, as it has been done in previous years.
The annual production is an important tourist attraction to the southwest Alabama town, which is not only where Lee was raised but is also the setting of the landmark novel.


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