TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD presented by Broadway in Cincinnati through June 12. I attended the opening night performance.

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Arianna Gayle Stucki as Mayella Ewell, Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch, Stephen Elrod as Bailiff, Richard Poe as Judge Taylor, Greg Wood as Mr. Roscoe and Joey Collins as Bob Ewell. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.

I cannot say enough good things about this production. Aaron Sorkin’s excellent adaption breathes new life and energy into this American classic. The amazing cast is led by pitch perfect Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch (sorry you will always be John Boy to me) and features Mary Badham (Scout from the motion picture that starred Gregory Peck). In this version, Jem and Dill serve as co-narrators to Scout. Coming in at three hours with intermission, the show never lost momentum and kept me engaged from start to finish. I have never seen an Aronoff audience react so strongly and positively to a play. If you are on the fence about seeing this one, I highly encourage you to go.

My rating: 5 out of 5.

Click here for more information on the production.

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