THE STORY: Harper Lee’s debut — and only novel — was published in 1960, and won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Set in the 1930s, Atticus Finch, a lawyer from the town of Maycomb, Alabama, defends Tom Robinson, a black man facing trial on rape charges. The novel is told by Scout, Atticus’s young daughter, and deals delicately with racial tension and justice.
PREMIERE DATE: Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation opened December 13, 2018 at the Shubert Theatre, New York. Directed by Bartlett Sher, it stars Jeff Daniels and LaTanya Richardson Jackson.