To Kill a Mockingbird opens on April 28th in Anchorage, and runs through May 7. and we have many special events and opportunities for you to engage with the cast and members of the community about the play, the novel, and the connections this story has to life in Alaska in 2017.

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Here’s a calendar! (Facebook event links are included so you can easily add events to your calendar and get reminders).

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 —Food for Thought—A Box Lunch Conversation about Race and
Justice in Alaska
11:30 am to 1 pm, 49th State Brewing Co.
, $13.50 includes purchase of a box lunch Reflections on To Kill A Mockingbird, 1965 – 2017 How far have we come? What has changed in the law over the twenty-seven years? What remains the same? Join this provocative conversation and share your knowledge. Facilitated by Judge Sen Tan and  KSKA Talk Show Host Kathleen McCoy. RSVP: Shirleymae@gci.net, Community Engagement Coordinator, Perseverance Theatre.

Thursday, April 28 — pay-as-you-can preview of To Kill a Mockingbird in the Discovery Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 pm. This is a non-ticketed preview performance of the play. Donations will be accepted at the theatre.

Saturday, April 29 A Novel Discussion — Perseverance Book Club Discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird, 3pm A.J. Loussac Public Library. Discuss Harper Lee’s novel that inspired the play, To Kill a Mockingbird. Facilitated by Marie Husa, Filipino Association, Wanda Green, Anchorage Equal Rights Commission.

Thursday, May 4A post-show discussion after the performance with actors and audience
members, facilitated by Perseverance Theatre Outreach Coordinator, Shirley Mae Springer Staten. Get Tickets to the May 4 performance.

May 5 — Community Panel Reacts to To Kill a Mockingbird — A post-show discussion after the performance of To Kill a Mockingbird with panelists: Judge Elaine Andrews; Hilary Morgan – CEO/YWCA; Kelvin McGee, President /NAACP; Judge Herman Walker; Dr. Marie Williams, UAA Alaska Studies; and staff of the ACLU. Get tickets to the May 5 performance.

May 7 — A casual discussion in the Carr Gottstein lobby before the performance of  – 3 pm Judge Pamela Washington; Jasmin Smith – Black Lives Matter Organizer. facilitated by Perseverance Theatre Outreach Coordinator, Shirley Mae Springer Staten. Get tickets to the may 7 performance.
For more information, please contact Shirley Mae Springer Staten,  Shirleymae@gci.net,
Community Engagement Coordinator, Perseverance Theatre.