Just because To Kill A Mockingbird is required reading for most young students across the country doesnt mean that Harper Lees novel cant teach us grownups a few lessons. The themes of racial tolerance, acceptance of others and a fervent belief in justice never go out of fashion, and the storys endurance (and the power of the 1962 film version) are testaments to Lees vision. The Metro Theater Company will be staging an adaptation of the novel at Washington Universitys Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-935-6543) Friday through Sunday (January 9 through 18). The opening night reception features a guest appearance by Mary Badham, who played Scout in the movie. Tickets for this post-show reception are $35, and admission to the play costs $12 to $16 (at 314-534-1111 or www.metrotix.com). For more information contact the Metro Theater Company at 314-997-6777 or visit www.metrotheatercompany.org.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 9. Continues through Jan. 18, 2009