By Dixie Walters
Special to the Times-Democrat
"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Christopher Sergel, based on the famous novel written by Pulitzer Prize winner Harper Lee, opened Friday at the Fauquier Community Theatre in Vint Hill.
Set in the Depression era in a small town in Alabama, three young children, Scout (Maria Luetkemeyer), Jem (Michael D’Arcangelis) and Dill (Rhett Walters) watch and witness the struggles of Tom (Jason Hudson), a Black man accused of raping Mayella (Bella Cardine), a white woman.
The town is torn apart as they struggle with the issues of justice, racism, violence and hypocrisy.
The show is directed by Nancy Daugherty who also directed "The Miracle Worker."
The cast includes veteran and many new actors to FCT. Teena Stevic (Miss Maudie,) Jim Constable (Atticus), Evan Jones (Bob), Matthias Constable (Boo/Nathan), Brandy Alexander (Calpurnia), Mike Markley (Heck), Bob Hurley (Judge Taylor), Krista Poole (Stephanie), Marty Cacioppo (Mr. Gilmer), Amanda Gordon (Mrs. Dubose), and Stephen Kutzleb (Walter Cunnningham).
Evening performances of "To Kill a Mockingbird" will run at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays on Jan. 25-26, Feb. 1-2. Sunday matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3.
For reservations, call (540) 349-8760, or visit www.fctstage.org
. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and seniors. The show is sponsored by Deborah A. Lott, PLC.