TRINIDAD, CO - Kicking off the 2018 portion of their season, the Trinidad Community Theatre (a branch of the SCRT) tackles Harper Lee's American classic, "To Kill a Mockingbird".
This critically important masterpiece about the power of childhood innocence, morality, and love, opened the weekend of 2/9 - 2/11 and esteemed theater critic, Cynthia Berresse Ploski of The Chronicle News was in attendance to share with her impressions with her readers.
SCRT's Mockingbird proves to be a deeply moving drama
They pulled it off and it's great theatre!
After producing two bright comedies in its inaugural 2017-2018 winter season, the Trinidad Community Theatre has proved, by professionally presenting the American masterpeice To Kill a Mockingbird, that it is also capable of deeply moving drama.
Proof of this production's dramatic impact could be heard in audience members' comments after its Friday, February 9 opening night performance.
"It really touched me in my heart, one lady remarked emotionally. Her husband was more specific. "I wanted to kill Shaun Robertson!" he growled fiercely.
That's live theatre doing what it uniquely can - involving the audience in a way not possible for any movie. [...]
Director Arthur Pierce wanted to take on this challenge because he feels that theatre has a duty to inform, and this play still has relevance today. [...]
Such an emotional story could not be told well on stage unless the performers presented it with brilliance. Every one of these 16 Trinidad Community Theatre actors performed flawlessly.
Yet special kudos must be given to the two principal characters, veteran actor Jeffrey Schultz as Atticus Finch the lawyer, and to Candace Segers as the young girl named Scout. [...] To Kill a Mockingbird is presented with emotion and brilliance, and with deep meaning for the consciousness of our culture today. It is a show not to be missed.
The full article is available in the February 16th - 18th "weekend" edition of The Chronicle News or online at www.thechronicle-news.com/arts_and_entertainment/scrt-s-mockingbird-proves-to-be-deeply-moving-drama/article_ee96d6d0-1501-11e8-9b6b-83f2a8ba1b1c.html
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is entering it's closing weekend of performances this February 23rd - 25th with tickets and season packages available for purchase now at SCRTheatre.com.