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Monroeville preps for ‘Mockingbird’

Mark your calendars if you want to see an Alabama treasure performed in its hometown. The 2009 Play Schedule for Monroeville’s famed production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” has just been announced.

“The museum has people calling every day about these coveted tickets. It’s a tremendous draw,” said Stephanie Rogers of the Monroeville County Heritage Museum, sponsor of the annual event.

Tickets go on sale to the general public March 2, 2009 at 8 a.m. and “sell out quickly,” Rogers said. All tickets are $35 per person (except May 16 and May 23 – these nights include a reception with the Mockingbird Players following the performances; tickets are $75). Monroe County Heritage Museum members get first crack at the tickets on February 27.

“We welcome new members and will be happy to add you to our membership – just give us a call at 251-575-7433,” Rogers said.

The 2009 performance schedule is: April 23-26, and April 30 and May 1-3, 7-10, 14-16, and May 23. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night performances are at 7 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 5 p.m.