Ponte Vedra High School Theatre Presents Harper Lee’s Masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird

October 22, 2015

Ponte Vedra High School Theatre will be presenting Harper Lee’s masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird on November 6th at 7:00 pm and November 7th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the Ponte Vedra High School Auditorium at 460 Davis Park Road. 

The play follows last spring’s school-record-breaking production of Hairspray the Musical and is directed by Ponte Vedra High School drama teacher Joe Kemper and assistant director Mia Cleary (11). The show is stage managed by Madi McCall (11) and assistant stage managed by Dylan Mathis (10). The cast includes Emilee McLean (11) as Jean Louise Finch, Joe Sarci (12) as Atticus Finch, Francesca Pensotti (10) as Scout Finch, Eli Mosely (10) as Jem Finch, Trey Simmons (10) as Dill Harris, Chase Pittman (10) as Tom Robinson, Ian Deal (10) as Bob Ewell, Sofia Ferraro (12) as Mayella Ewell, Janaya Banks (12) as Calpurnia, Kiah Kramer (10) as Mrs. Dubose, Ally Chester (12) as Miss Maudie, Isabel Muir (12) as Miss Stephanie, Hayden Dasher (10) as Walter Cunningham, Charlie Heckman (10) as Boo Radley, Louis Otero (11) as Reverend Sykes, Wyatt Seidel (10) as Mr. Gilmer, and Paxton Peterson (11) as Heck Tate. The ensemble includes Sarah Stepp (12), Lindsay Philcox (11), Madison Cooper (11), Danny Parkulo (11), Maggie Creasman (10), Sydney Bartifeld (12), Cassandra Dayton (10), Ty Lewin (9), Troy Maritato (9), Zuri Goodman (10), Rosemary Petry (9), and Alexa Sarci (10).Live accompaniment will be provided by… Daniel Wiggins (11) playing box drums, Nia Williams (12) playing violin/fiddle, and Keegan Brennan (12) playing acoustic guitar.

In this stage adaptation by Charles Towers, To Kill a Mockingbird tells the classic story of The Finch Family, Boo Radley, and the harrowing events of the summer of 1935 in Maycomb, Alabama. The story is told through the eyes of narrator Jean Louise Finch, as she nostalgically recalls her younger self’s experience during that summer, and recreating it on the stage with the characters around her. Harper Lee’s book has never been out-of-print, and is widely regarded as one of the most important American works of the 20th century.
Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children, and are available at the door.