SUMMIT, NJ - The American classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," based on Harper Lee's 1960 novel, will take the local stage in performances beginning May 4 at The Summit Playhouse. In addition to opening night, performance dates are May 5, 11-12, and 18-19 at 8 p.m. each evening and matinee performances on May 6 and 20 at 2 p.m.

Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, AL, during the Depression, "To Kill a Mockingbird" follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus. A classic of American literature, "To Kill a Mockingbird" tells a story of race, class, justice, and growing up that still resonates today.

The 1962 film by the same name, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, was a triple-Academy Award winner.

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Directed by Kevern Cameron the cast includes Mike King as Atticus Finch, Chip Prestera as Bob Ewell, Karen Thornton as Jean Louis Finch, Jeff Maschi as Heck Tate, and Josh Musgrave as Tom Robinson.
Tickets, priced at $25 for adults and $20 for students, can be purchased by visiting or by calling 908-273-2192.  For more information, contact

The Summit Playhouse is located at 10 New England Avenue.