BUCYRUS - Bucyrus Little Theatre is to present To Kill a Mockingbird. Opening night will be 7:30 p.m. March 9. Other evening performances will be March 10, 16, and 17, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. March 11 and 18.
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's American classic novel. It is the story of racial prejudice and the death of innocence in Depression-era Alabama.
Scout, a young girl, along with her older brother, Jem, and their friend, Dill, leave their childhood world of comic books and treehouses for the adult world of prejudice and hatred. Scout and Jem's father, Atticus, takes the job of defending a black man who is wrongly accused of raping a white woman. Atticus uses the opportunity to teach his children the principles of justice and tolerance and to demonstrate those virtues to his community.
The role of Scout will be filled by Sydney Harris, with Jacob Kocher as Jem and Nathaniel Harris as Dill. Steve Engelhorn will appear as Atticus Finch.
Rounding out the cast are Tracy McAdams (Mr. Gilmer), Dick Hulsmeyer (Sheriff Tate), Romeo Eggleton (Tom Robinson), Jonny Price (Calpurnia), D. Culp (Rev. Sykes), Dann Johns (Bob Ewell), Amber Perdue (Mayella Ewell), Jody Christman (Miss Maudie), Kim Koehler (Miss Stephanie), Mike Schoeppner (Mr. Cunningham), John Kurtz (Judge Taylor), Paul Zimmerman (court clerk), Wayne Au (Link Deas) and Tom Etsinger (Boo Radley).
Those taking various roles throughout the play include Dalon King, LaMya King, Eric Kocher, Jayden Charlton, Lori Charlton, Connie Musselman, Shirley Zimmerman, Heather Slayton, Hunter Slayton, Dennis Koehler, Cameron Moone, Jennifer Perdue and Alexis Richardson.
Scott Painter is directing "To Kill a Mockingbird," with Cathy Cook as assistant director and Tracy McAdams as production manager.