Thursday, February 25, 2010

Meet Atticus Finch at the Leach Library

On Thursday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m., the Londonderry Leach Library will kick off their month long participation in The Big Read: New Hampshire Reads To Kill a Mockingbird as Atticus Finch steps from the pages of Harper Lee’s classic novel.

Atticus will be portrayed by Richard Clark, an actor with over thirty years of experience in New England regional theater, New York Theater and television. His Keeping History Alive series brings such historical figures as Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, and William Shakespeare vividly to life.

This compelling theatrical event will feature the courtroom drama, poignant interactions between father and children, and the harsh realities of bigotry and hatred that were so memorably portrayed in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Travel back to 1930’s Alabama to meet this loving father, compassionate friend and uncompromising attorney who remains an iconic fictional figure fifty years after he was created.

The program is being sponsored by the Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. It is free and open to the public, and will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) that gives communities the opportunity to come together and read, discuss and celebrate one of 30 selections from U.S. and world literature. In New Hampshire, the program is organized by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library, which received a grant to coordinate the statewide effort.

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