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Marquette Theatre presents “To Kill a Mockingbird: An African American Perspective” lecture

The play will run at the Marquette Theatre from Nov. 12-22.

By - Oct 30th, 2015 10:41 am

MILWAUKEE – Reggie Jackson of America’s Black Holocaust Museum will speak about the play To Kill a Mockingbird on Monday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. at Marquette University’s Helfaer Theatre.

The play tells a story of racial injustice, courage and compassion as seen through the eyes of a young white child. It will run at the Marquette Theatre from Nov. 12-22. Jackson’s talk explores the play as seen through African American eyes and will be followed by a question and answer session.

Jackson’s speech provides context for Marquette’s Theatre and Social Justice production of To Kill a Mockingbird. The play is adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. Jackson’s speech, to be held in the theater, is free and open to the public.

The play will run:

  • Thursday, Nov. 12, through Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, through Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2:30 p.m.

Play tickets for the general public are $20, with discounts for senior citizens, Marquette students, employees and alumni. All seats are $6 on Wednesday, Nov. 18. For more information, call the Theatre Box Office at (414) 288-7504 or online at marquettetheatre.showclix.com.

To Kill a Mockingbird is co-sponsored by Rid Racism Milwaukee, an action-oriented coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to dismantling all forms of racism and racial inequities through collaborations, education, dialogue, advocacy and action. Find them at http://www.ridracism-mke.org/.

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One thought on “Marquette Theatre presents “To Kill a Mockingbird: An African American Perspective” lecture”

  1. Christina Zawadiwsky says:

    Marquette often offers a $6 Wednesday showing – but I’m not certain if there’s a particular Wednesday (e.g. 3rd of the month, etc.). Can’t wait to see this play!

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