April 24, 2015

Monroeville, AL, No Longer To Put On "To Kill a Mockingbird" After This Year

The Monroe County Heritage Museum, of Monroeville, Alabama, Harper Lee's home town, which has produced the stage version of To Kill a Mockingbird for nearly 30 years, apparently will no longer put on a production after this year. Museum director Tom Lomerick told his board yesterday that Dramatic Publishing Company, which handles licensing for the rights owner, Christopher T. Serger, has terminated the agreement with the Museum. Many people come to Monroeville every year to attend performances of the play, and Mr. Lomerick estimates that the town earns around $1 million a year in revenues from this tourism.

Dramatic Publishing Company has indicated it will grant rights to put on the play to a group in Kentucky.  More here from the New York Times, here from Al.com.

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