Event Details


 The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the previously announced performance dates for the Washington, D.C. engagement of To Kill a Mockingbird, scheduled for August 25 – September 27, 2020 will be rescheduled to a later date.  Due to current events, the play’s producers have decided to postpone the highly anticipated Kennedy Center run, and new details will be announced soon.

Refunds will be issued to everyone with a paid registration.  The process may take a few weeks.  You will receive a credit on the credit card used to register for the performance.  If you have any questions about this change please email Calicia M. Mullings at Calicia.mullings@cornell.edu.  






Cornell Asian Alumni Association (CAAA) and Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) invite you to an evening at the Kennedy Center for an American Classic, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin adapted this production for the stage. Share this experience with your Cornell family and friends.

Quick recap: To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in 1930s Alabama. The book, by Harper Lee, is a coming-of-age story about a little girl named Scout. She witnesses her father, Atticus Finch, try to defend a black man, Tom Robinson, who is falsely accused of raping a white woman. In the book, Scout sees her father the way any kid might see her dad: heroic, valiant, perfect. The play takes a more measured view.
Aaron Sorkin on NPR