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To Kill A Mockingbird Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 73

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4.0 star rating Cindy Ireland from Hartford, Connecticut

OVERALL EXCELLENT

Super powerful play, with interesting takes on a classic book. Impressive acting. I’ve read the book and seen the movie; not sure how many liberties they took with the story itself because it’s been years since I read it. Complaints: Difficult to hear from our Mezzanine seats, though they seemed to turn the volume up at one point. We had poor luck in being behind tall folks and had to crane our necks to see. The seats are tight and our knees bumped against those in front of us. As much as I enjoyed the play, I believe it could have been cut by as much as 20% and been more effective.

4.0 star rating K. Spellman from Fort Myers, Florida

MOCKINGBIRD AT BARBARA MANN

The show itself was well done and very close to the 1962 film. The venue is not well suited for plays due to the acoustics. Up in the balcony there are these two large speaker columns...that they didn't turn on...but they did want to rent you some headphones so you could hear the play. Either rent the headphones, or find a better venue for plays of this sort.

4.0 star rating KD from Atlanta, Georgia

WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE AT TIMES VERY HARD TO HEAR THE LINES

The new production is fantastic and acting excellent. Fox needs a new sound system or microphones on the actors!! At times it was extremely hard to hear, especially the female actors. And many times Scouts "southern" accent is just too much. We are in Atlanta, we know how to speak southern. Everyone around me in the ladies' room at intermission was complaining about not hearing the lines. We were in the Balcony. I have never had that problem at the Fox before.

4.0 star rating David Bakara from Chattanooga, Tennessee

OVERALL QUITE GOOD, BUT WITH SMALL, PAINFUL DETAILS THAT STOOD OUT

With such a serious subject as racism, I felt some of the funny quips were a great break for the audience. All actors did an excellent kid. The only complaint I had was during the scene where Atticus was pleading with the jury at his closing arguments, Atticus turned the arguments to the audience. And quite emotionally. I understand their thoughts, but the play ALREADY put society on trial. They should have stuck to the book… I felt that it was pandering to specific patrons, at the expense of others. This scene of the play left me with “sour grapes”. But overall, strong performances by EVERYONE, and great sets..

3.0 star rating Chris irwin from Cincinnati, Ohio

WAY TOO RACIST FOR OUR TIME

It’s not like I haven’t read the book but the racist language wasn’t only over the top but pure hateful speech. We left at intermission but would have left sooner if we were closer to the aisle. Brilliant acting, amazing set production but completely inappropriate for 2022.

3.0 star rating S.Schuman from Nassau, New York

DO WE REALLY WANT TO LAUGH AT RACISM?

Yes, I agree, the acting was superb. However, I was disgruntled by the fact that humor was peppered into the scenes after serious points in a play depicting the racism and white supremacy present at that time and not extinguished today. (The black person who did NOT commit a crime is killed and the white -albeit mentally ill person-has his crime covered up with no trial or consequences. The humor took away from the audience focusing on these serious issues. Did the playwright think we needed to be entertained? Or was the playwright assuming that humor would prevent feelings of white fragility? Society needs to sit with discomfort and tune into what happened in the past and what's happening today, take ownership, and take action and not be laughing at such a serious topic. The playwright missed the mark.

3.0 star rating John from Washington, District of Columbia

DISAPPOINTED

Although the actors were excellent, the first Act was too busy, too frequent changing of scenery. Second Act better. But what I found most disconcerting was having adults play the children. Not convincing. We sat front row first tier. Several of us had a hard time understanding some of the dialog/ actors muttering. We are not hard of hearing.

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