Best Bets: DPAC’s To Kill a Mockingbird

October 2011

If you had an English class growing up, chances are you have read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, a book that deals with prejudice, race, rape, class, and tolerance. This month, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts brings the classic tome to the stage. If you didn’t re-read the book during 2009’s One Book One Denver, brush up on your Harper Lee trivia before you see the show.

1. The author’s real first name is Nelle, not Harper.

2. To Kill a Mockingbird is a one-hit wonder (it is Lee’s only novel), but it won a Pulitzer Prize.

3. The book is semi-autobiographical. Nelle based the character of Scout on herself. Truman Capote, author of In Cold Blood, was Nelle's childhood friend and the inspiration for Dill.

Buy tickets here.

—Image courtesy of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts