Jean Louise Finch (better known as Scout) lives the charmed life of a happy child in Maycomb, Alabama. Her father is respected lawyer Atticus Finch, and with her brother and her best friend for companions, her days are filled with fun and games (and occasional scoldings from family housekeeper, Calpurnia). But when Atticus is given the task of defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of assaulting a white woman, young Scout discovers that the adult world is full of injustice, disappointment and shiftless people. Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
continues the Repertory Theatre St. Louis' celebratory 50th season. To Kill a Mockingbird
is performed Tuesday through Sunday (February 10 to March 5) at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road; www.repstl.org
). Tickets are $18 to $81.50.