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Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

August 23 - 28, 2022 Des Moines Civic Center

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Running Time 2 hours, 50 minutes
Intermission: 15 minutes
The Patron Lounge will be open for this event.
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All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize- winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history. It has not played to a single empty seat” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD — “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) — has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).



Audience members will NOT need to present proof of vaccination or a negative test for entry. Additionally, masks are recommended but not required for this performance.

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Photos: © Julieta Cervantes

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Event Details

Running Time 2 hours, 50 minutes
Intermission: 15 minutes
The Patron Lounge will be open for this event.
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Ticket Prices Starting at $78


Ticket holders are invited to join us in the Stoner Theater starting 50 minutes prior to each performance of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for a pre-show conversation with speakers who are directly involved in the criminal justice system here in Iowa: attorneys, professors, judges and family members of those who have been wrongfully convicted.

Topics to be addressed by our community experts will include: indigent defense - what does it mean to be 'appointed' like Atticus Finch was to represent Tom Robinson? - racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and how wrongful convictions are being addressed in our state.

We look forward to having you join us for these important conversations and learn the relevance of this well-known story in our lives today. Tickets to the performance are required for entry.


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