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Scout's Honor

See it, then read it


Just because To Kill A Mockingbird is required reading for most young students across the country doesn’t mean that Harper Lee’s novel can’t teach us grownups a few lessons. The themes of racial tolerance, acceptance of others and a fervent belief in justice never go out of fashion, and the story’s endurance (and the power of the 1962 film version) are testaments to Lee’s vision. The Metro Theater Company will be staging an adaptation of the novel at Washington University’s Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-935-6543) Friday through Sunday (January 9 through 18). The opening night reception features a guest appearance by Mary Badham, who played Scout in the movie. Tickets for this post-show reception are $35, and admission to the play costs $12 to $16 (at 314-534-1111 or For more information contact the Metro Theater Company at 314-997-6777 or visit
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 9. Continues through Jan. 18, 2009