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To Kill a Mockingbird - meet cast member Jack Kearney

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Meet cast member Jack Kearney who is playing Jem Finch in LTA's To Kill a Mockingbird.

Tell us about your character.  What single word would use to describe him?
Jem is the son of a small southern town lawyer.  Adventurous
is the word I would use to describe him.

What have you learned about yourself in playing the role of Jem?
I have learned what life was like in those times and how to really be engaged in acting.

What were some of the challenges you faced while working on this show?
It was hard learning the southern accent and memorizing the lines.

What do you hope the audience takes away from this show?
I hope the audience experiences how life was like in the 1930's.

How does this show differ from other shows you have worked on?
I've only been in musicals before.  This is the first time being in a drama.

How long have you been acting?  How did you get involved with LTA?
After signing in the church children's choir, I auditioned for The Sound of Music with Bel Cantani Ope…

To Kill a Mockingbird - meet cast member Kirstin Apker

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To Kill a Mockingbird - meet cast member Bill Brekke

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To Kill a Mockingbird - meet cast member Erin Gallelee

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Meet Erin Gallalee who is playing Maudie Atkinson in LTA's To Kill a Mockingbird.

Tell us about your character.  What single word would you use to describe her?
My single word would be strong.  Maudie is the neighbor to the Finch family.  She loves life and teh simple beauty in the world around her.  She is a friend to the children and doesn't "protect" them from the world as many adults would instinctively do, but encourages them to think bigger than their own perspective; similar to the lessons they already get from their father.  There are a lot of important things happening throughout the story that the children observe and she doesn't waste any opportunity to help answer the tough questions they have and gently challenges them to think about and process what they are seeing and hearing around them.

What were some challenges you faced in working on this piece?
I always fee a little more pressure when performing either a well known play or one based on real peop…

To Kill a Mocking - meet cast member Nycole Bell

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