Visit us and discover the heart of To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the world’s best loved novels, is set in our beautiful town of Monroeville, Alabama, where Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee grew up just a few blocks from the old courthouse. Today, thousands of Mockingbird fans come here each year in search of the novel’s fictional setting of Maycomb. Informative exhibits about Harper Lee and her childhood friend Truman Capote guide you to the famous courtroom, restored as it was in the 1930s. Our acclaimed play production of To Kill a Mockingbird is Alabama’s hottest theater ticket each spring.
The Monroe County Heritage Museum maintains and operates six historic sites in Monroe County that collectively interpret the area’s rich history, ranging from the prehistoric fossil deposits at Claiborne Bluff, Native American culture, pioneer life, politics and the literary legacy of Truman Capote and Harper Lee.
Alabama’s Hottest Theater Ticket!
In 2018, the Mockingbird Players of Monroeville, Ala. will present their 29th season of their acclaimed production of a two-act play based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Every performance is sure to be a sellout. The play opens April 18 at the Old Courthouse Museum. Tickets go on sale February 1.
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Details About This Year’s Play
There are four levels of tickets: young audience performances, regular performances, and birthday performances, and a senior matinee performance. Read more about each type of ticket and how to purchase each below.
All tickets are general admission, and seating is open. The play lasts approximately 2 hours and has two acts, one outside and one inside. In the event of inclement weather, Act I will be summarized inside and the Act II will begin.
2018 Performance Schedule:
Tickets for all performances listed below will go on sale February 1, 2018. VIP tickets will be available for an additional charge this year, and will include dinner as well as early seating at the play.
- Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.)
- Saturday, April 21, 2018- Matinee performance at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 28, 2018 – Special Harper Lee Birthday Performance with a cast meet & greet, hor d’oeuvres, and a band 7:00 p.m.
Monroeville Bi-centennial Weekend Celebration
- Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 12, 2018- Matinee performance at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Young Audience Performance Schedule:
These performances are open to any student in grades 7th -12th grade or in home school. Young audience performances begin at 9:00 am.
These tickets are ON SALE NOW for $20. Please call 251-743-3386 to purchase.
- Monday, April 9, 2018 at 9 a.m.
- Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9 a.m.
- Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 9 a.m.
- Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Address of Play:
Monroe County Heritage Museum,
31 N Alabama Ave, Monroeville, AL 36460
Special Ticket Information:
Tickets may be turned in for a donation to the Mockingbird Company if not used.
No cameras or filming of any kind.
Any white male over the age of 18 may be selected for jury duty and will be seated in the jury section.
No large handbags, please, as seating is tight.
Groups of 50 people or more, please call 251-743-3386.
History of the Play:
Monroeville, Alabama, presented the first stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird in 1991 as Monroe County Heritage Museum Director Kathy McCoy searched for a way to raise money to renovate the old courthouse. The first one-act performance happened on a freezing night in November in the old courtroom, but was met with excitement from the audience.
The next year, the production was set in May.
By 1994, the local production added a community choir and the spiritual hymns that captivate audiences around the world.
In 1996, the Mockingbird Players, a group of amateur actors dedicated to the production, were invited to bring the play to the Israel International Cultural Festival in Jerusalem to perform the play to sold out audiences.
Two years later, the production traveled to Kingston Upon Hull, England to perform and lead an Alabama Cultural Symposium.
In 2000, the production traveled to Washington, D.C., to perform at the Kennedy Center before Congress and other dignitaries as well as sold-out crowds.
A return trip to Kingston Upon Hull happened in 2004, followed by performances at the Museum of Cultural Arts in Chicago, Illinois, in 2005.
Hong Kong’s Asia Center hosted the production in 2012.
Come early! There’s lots to see and do!
Be sure to arrive early enough to enjoy Monroeville and the museum:
You will want to explore the Old Courthouse Museum and its main exhibits: “Harper Lee: In Her Own Words,” and “Truman Capote: A Childhood in Monroeville.” The museum opens at 10 a.m. on performance dates, and exhibits are open until the play begins.
The self-guided walking tour brochure leads visitors to several points of interest including the Atticus Finch monument, the building which housed the office of A.C. Lee (Harper Lee’s father) and the nearby sites where Harper Lee and Truman Capote’s childhood homes were located. All of these sites are within an easy walk of the Courthouse Square.
The Bird Nest Museum Gift Shop has one of the best collections of Mockingbird-related items you’ll find anywhere. You can also browse our outstanding selection of books, gifts, artwork and locally produced crafts. There are also several antique shops, art galleries and other stores near the square.
There are several nearby restaurants, but playgoers are welcome to enjoy a picnic on the courthouse lawn before the play.
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