MetroWeekly - Highly Recommended
"...It's hard to imagine that man getting a fair trial, even if he were innocent, which happens to be the case in To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's riveting adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel."
BroadwayWorld - Highly Recommended
"...Adventurous theatregoers will be rewarded with theatre that challenges conventional expectations. "All Rise!" as we are exhorted in the play-- To Kill a Mockingbird is bold, bracing, and probing theatre!"
Talkin Broadway - Highly Recommended
"...Aaron Sorkin has crafted an elegant adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, allowing the scenes to flow as the childhood memories of Scout Finch (Melanie Moore). Youthful adult performers Moore, Justin Mark (Scout's brother Jem), and Steven Lee Johnson (their loquacious friend Dill Harris) give dead-on performances, never trying to "play young," as they step into and out of the action while also trying to make sense of the past."
DC Theater Arts - Recommended
"...The official title of the play, now in a touring engagement at the Kennedy Center, is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, but make no mistake, this is fully Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Sorkin has not so much adapted Harper Lee’s famous novel as reimagined it as a new work."
MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended
"...Sorkin has achieved a brilliant reimagining of this towering work of American literature. While largely true to the original story, his alterations will be noticeable to those familiar with the novel, but in a manner that enhances the story's ability to enlighten, and in no way detracts from it. Sorkin has given us a "Mockingbird" for the 21st century-a powerful new tool in the battle for racial justice in America."
Theatre Bloom - Highly Recommended
"...If we needed a fresh take on this American classic, then playwright Aaron Sorkin has delivered it. Don’t get us wrong, this is still the Harper Lee story that most of us know and love, but it has been adapted in a 21st century manner, with some characterizations that are a bit more nuanced and, arguably, real. To summarize up front, this is a production we think everyone should see. Unfortunately, like so much entertainment with a powerful message, those who need to see it the most, likely never will."