DTC’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ tonight at the Wyly

Masterpiece theater

There’s much to like about Dallas Theater Center’s current production of this stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. (It’s a co-production with Casa Manana; its version closed last month, and while this one has almost the same cast and crew, it’s strikingly different.) Act 2 is the money, with an unparalleled courtroom scene and a profound coda about the mysterious Boo Radley.

Several of the performances are indelible as well. Anastasia Munoz, as a clucking society lady but mostly as the white girl who accuses a hapless black man of rape, quakes with such nervous ferocity, you fear she’ll shake loose a light fixture. Akron Watson as the victim of her prejudice and James Dybas as her racist father are equally good, and solid work comes from Bob Hess, Denise Lee and Morgan Richards as the precious tomboy Scout. But the production is all but stolen by Aiden Langford as the moppet Dill, a charming kid who could spread diabetes with his sweetness.

—  Rich Lopez

Query • 12.31.10

What’s your New Years resolution?

Jason A Walker — “I made a resolution last year to stop making resolutions and I kept it all year. First time I’ve ever done that.”

Felipe Gutierrez — “To join the Air Force Reserves.”

Paul Phelps — “Lose weight and not shop too much.”

Jibril Salami — “To become better as a person and better myself. But I have so many, that’s just one of em!”

Latisha McDaniel — “To stay consistent with the workout regimen.”

Ivan Rowe Watson
— “To become more of a well-rounded person.”

Chris Yannacone
— “Drop some holiday weight.”

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 31, 2010.

—  Kevin Thomas