On Wednesday, February 27, York’s entire 9th grade class attended a matinee performance of the Broadway play, To Kill a Mockingbird. The entire grade, having read the book, was then allowed to watch the 1962 film, and finally, the matinee performance for comparison.
Published in 1960, Harper Lee’s debut novel To Kill a Mockingbird was an immediate and astonishing success. It won the Pulitzer Prize and quickly became a global phenomenon, with more than 50 million copies in print to date.
Considered one of the great classics of modern American literature, the novel has never been out of print since its original publication 57 years ago. Performed at the Shubert Theatre in Midtown, the production is written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s, directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, and stars Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch.