To Kill a Mockingbird
“In this year of grace, 1935, we’re beginning to hear more and more references to Thomas Jefferson’s phrase about all men being created equal. But we know that all men are not created equal – in the sense that some men are smarter than others, some have more opportunity because they’re born with it, some men make more money, some ladies make better cakes, some people are born gifted beyond the normal scope – But there’s one way in which all men are created equal. There’s one human institution that makes the pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal to an Einstein. This institution, gentlemen, is a court of law. In our courts – all men are created equal.” – Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, The Mockingbird Players of Monroeville, Alabama will bring to Asia Society Hong Kong Center their China premiere of the three-act play.
Set in 1930s in the fictitious small town of Maycomb, Alabama, To Kill A Mockingbird tells a story of prejudice, while underscoring the timeless, cross-cultural principles of respect for the rule of law, and the importance of moral integrity. Since 1991 production in the Old Courthouse at Harper Lee’s birth place, Monroeville, the Literary Capital of Alabama, The Mockingbird Players perform annually to sold-out crowds every April and May, the production has also traveled to Israel, England, as well as performed in the US Congress and other dignitaries at Kennedy Center.
Join us at the Finch family porch at the Joseph Lau Roof Garden, and in the courtroom at the Jockey Club Hall. Witness Harper Lee’s message of harmony and understanding come to life, and be prepared to be chosen as part of the jury on stage that makes ultimate verdict.
A full-length play by
Gala Benefit Performance
Friday 12 Oct 2012 6pm Drinks Reception; 7pm Performance
To Kill a Mockingbird Film Program
Watch the digitally-restored classic again on big screen, rekindle the best Oscar moments with Gregory Peck, and unravel some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee, including why she never published again, and the social changes her work has inspired after its publication over 50 years, 79 million copies, and 40 languages ago.
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962, USA, 129 min)
Director: Robert Mulligan
In English with Chinese subtitles
Wednesday 3 Oct, 2012 7.30 pm
Hey Boo: Harper Lee and “To Kill a Mockingbird” (2010, USA, 82 minutes)
Director: Mary Murphy
In English with no subtitles
Thursday 4 Oct, 2012 7:30pm
Produced by special arrangement with
THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois