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Matthew Modine to Star in To Kill a Mockingbird

Matthew Modine
Matthew Modine

Matthew Modine will star as Atticus Finch in the new stage version of To Kill a Mockingbird, to be presented by Hartford Stage, February 19-April 4. Michael Wilson will direct the production.

In this adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel, set in the Deep South during the 1930s depression, a highly principled lawyer is asked to defend a young black man falsely accused of raping a white woman.

The cast will also include Devon Abner, James DeMarse, Hallie Foote, Jennifer Harmon, Nafe Katter, Doug Lyons, and Olivia Scott.

Modine’s previous stage credits include Resurrection Blues at The Old Vic and Finishing the Picture at the Goodman. His films include Birdy, Married to the Mob, Vision Quest, Full Metal Jacket, Gross Anatomy, and Shortcuts. He received Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for What the Deaf Man Heard and And the Band Played On.

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