Adapted by Christopher Sergel from the novel by Harper Lee. Canberra Repertory, directed by Anne Somes. Theatre 3, Acton, Canberra, 28 March – 13 April 2019.
A young, hardworking, negro family man has been accused of raping a 19-year-old white woman, and the trial judge has specially asked Atticus Finch, a highly principled, experienced, and capable lawyer, to defend the accused. Through the trial and the weeks leading up to it, Atticus's young daughter, (nicknamed) Scout, comes to examine her own ideas and their implications with a degree of honesty and self-awareness that we hope will be infectious.