“To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the plays running in repertory this fall at the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, MN. This play is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name by Harper Lee. There is little debate that Harper Lee based “To Kill a Mockingbird” on factual events during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Many believe the Tom Robinson trial in the novel was inspired by the infamous Scottsboro Boys trials – a case where nine black men were accused and convicted of raping two white women, despite overwhelming evidence to their innocence.
The novel is adapted for the theatre by Christopher Sergel and brought to the stage by the Commonweal Theatre Company. The play is presented on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through October. The play runs in repertory with “Little Shop of Horrors”.
Plan a fall getaway to SouthEast Minnesota, enjoy the fall colors, breathe in the crisp fall air, and take in the theatre. Lanesboro’s innkeepers have the welcome mat ready for your visit. There are five MBBA member inns located in Lanesboro: Anna V’s, Hillcrest Hide-Away B&B, Berwood Hill Inn, Habberstad House, and Scandinavian Inn.