Thalia Book Club: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration
Written By: Harper Lee
Written By: Stephen ColbertIsaiah ShefferJayne Anne PhillipsMary McDonagh MurphyOskar EustisLibba BrayKurt Andersen
Length:1 hour and 39 minutes
Customer Rating :3.7
Writers and performers including Stephen Colbert, Libba Bray (award winning young adult novelist Going Bovine , victor of 2010 Printz Award), Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director in The Public Theater), Kurt Andersen (novelist and Studio 360 Host), Jayne Anne Phillips (novelist and National Book Award finalist Lark & Termite), filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy (author of the approaching book Scout, Atticus, and Boo), and others pay homage to the Pulitzer prize-winning timeless novel about racial injustice and lack of innocence in a little Southern town. One of the very educated -- and often challenged -- books of the past 50 years, the publication was voted the best novel of the 20th century by librarians. The evening comprises readings, dialogue and audience Q&A. Performance playlist: Readings and conversation with Kurt Andersen, Libba Bray, Stephen Colbert, Oskar Eustis, Mary McDonagh Murphy, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Isaiah Sheffer, a discussion with the crowd.