Marquette University News Release

Marquette Theatre presents “To Kill a Mockingbird: An African American Perspective” lecture

October 30, 2015

Date: Monday, Nov. 16
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre
525 N. 13th St., Milwaukee, WI

MILWAUKEE – Reggie Jackson of America’s Black Holocaust Museum will speak about the play To Kill a Mockingbird on Monday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. at Marquette University’s Helfaer Theatre.

The play tells a story of racial injustice, courage and compassion as seen through the eyes of a young white child. It will run at the Marquette Theatre from Nov. 12-22. Jackson’s talk explores the play as seen through African American eyes and will be followed by a question and answer session.

Jackson’s speech provides context for Marquette’s Theatre and Social Justice production of To Kill a Mockingbird. The play is adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. Jackson’s speech, to be held in the theater, is free and open to the public.

The play will run:

  • Thursday, Nov. 12, through Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, through Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2:30 p.m.

Play tickets for the general public are $20, with discounts for senior citizens, Marquette students, employees and alumni. All seats are $6 on Wednesday, Nov. 18. For more information, call the Theatre Box Office at (414) 288-7504 or online at marquettetheatre.showclix.com.

To Kill a Mockingbird is co-sponsored by Rid Racism Milwaukee, an action-oriented coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to dismantling all forms of racism and racial inequities through collaborations, education, dialogue, advocacy and action. Find them at www.ridracism-mke.org.

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About Joseph DiGiovanni


Joseph is a communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Joseph at (414) 288-6712 or joseph.digiovanni@marquette.edu.

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