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News at Brookhaven College

For immediate release through Oct. 29, 2005.

FARMERS BRANCH/DALLAS  •  The Brookhaven College School of the Arts presents a classic in American literature with Theatre Brookhaven’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Oct. 20-29. The Arena Theatre serves as an intimate venue for this powerful portrayal of love, hatred and prejudice in the rural South.

Directed by Darise Error, drama professor, Christopher Sergel’s play is true to the original plot of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Filled with classic characters like Jem, Boo Radley and Atticus Finch, this story reflects the childhood memories of Scout, a six-year-old tomboy in Alabama during the Depression. The innocent reminiscence of Scout is quickly touched by the drama of the trial of Tom Robinson, accused of the rape of a white woman. With her father defending Robinson, Scout learns first-hand what prejudice can cause people to do.

Shows are Oct. 20-22, 25-26 and 27-29 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 22-23 and 29-30 at 2:30 p.m. General admission is $8; student and senior adults are $6. Tickets are available at the School of the Arts Box Office at 972-860-4118. Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Theatre Brookhaven is a performance component of the School of the Arts. The Brookhaven College School of the Arts is funded in part by a grant from the city of Carrollton. For information about the School of the Arts, e-mail Rodger Bennett, executive dean, or call 972-860-4730.