The Providence Players To Kill a Mockingbird is a major hit show!
Performing to standing ovations from record breaking audiences on opening weekend, the Providence Players run of To Kill a Mockingbird continues through April 8th at the James Lee Community Center Theater 2855 Annandale Road in Falls Church.
Ticket Availability Update (Thursday 3/30 AM): To Kill a Mockingbird tickets have been selling extremely quickly. Two performances opening weekend sold out. Order online to assure your seats and to have the best possible seat selection. Good seats are readily available for tonight (Thursday 3/30), Near sellout Friday and Saturday (3/31, 4/1), some tickets remain for Sunday (4/2), plenty of good seats are available for the three performances closing week (4/6, 4/7, 4/8).
Remaining Performance Dates and Times:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
March 30, 31, April 1, 6, 7, 8
Final Sunday Matinee 2:00 p.m.
At the James Lee Community Center Theater – 2855 Annandale Rd Falls Church
Adults-$20 Seniors and Students-$17
Review in a Nutshell:
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ at Providence Players of Fairfax by William Powell, DcMetroTheaterArts
“Expertly directed by Beth Gilles-Whitehead, Providence Players of Fairfax’s To Kill a Mockingbird is easily one of the top five shows on D.C. area stages this year, worthy of every accolade and award it may receive.”
“The story was narrated by the stage version of [Harper] Lee and her fictional creation\alter ego Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. Kristin Wahlne created a believable Lee.”
“The unmitigated star, upon which the whole of the production rested and excelled was Sophia Manicone, who…masterfully embodied Scout. Scout’s friend Dill, was played with a wise-beyond-his years feistiness by Caden Mitchell; Brendan Dure brought a steady assurance to Scout, as her older brother Jeremy “Jem” Finch.”
“Robert Heinly’s performance as Atticus Finch was in a word, breathtaking. Spot on. Brilliant. Perfect.”
“Philip Kershaw’s [Tom] Robinson, clad in simple overalls, and sporting a crippled left arm, did much with a role of few words. One of the more telling bits of dialogue for Robinson was his lament during his trial that ‘if you were a nigger like me you’d be scared too.’
“Mayella Ewell, was played with a combination of vulnerability and repressed rage by Ariana Colligan.”
“The elderly, racist Mrs. DuBose, was brilliantly played by Mona Kay Helper.”
“The gossipy neighbors Stephanie Crawford and Maudie Atkinson were well played by Robey Manno and Janet Kohler Dueweke.”
“Mihara India was strong in her scenes as the Finch’s maid, Calpurnia, as was Eric Jones as Reverend Sykes.”
“Sheriff Tate and Judge Taylor came to life as steady authority figures thanks to Bob Thompson and Kevin Harnisch respectively.”
“In an unforgettable scene, as the reclusive and introverted Arthur “Boo” Radley, Christopher Crockett conveyed much characterization without saying a word. Crockett’s performance, because of its understatedness, was brilliant.”
“I loved Set Designers Patrick and Ingrid Helvig David’s genius use of scenery wagons that allowed the heavily screen-doored-and-windowed Finch house to revolve and become a jail, and for all of the houses to be rolled off stage to reveal a courtroom. Amanda Ranowsky and Julie Janson’s costume design, was superb.”
“To Kill a Mockingbird is an educational stage gem of the highest luster, fit for young and old, singles and families, and all those who wish to observe and learn from some of the bitter lessons of America’s past.”
Read William Powell’s complete review at: http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2017/03/27/review-kill-mockingbird-providence-players-fairfax/
The Providence Players would like to thank DcMetroTheaterArts.com for their unparalleled coverage of community theater in the DC/MD/VA region.