Take That Hoover

Their football teams aren’t on MTV, but this is still cool:

Mountain Brook High School’s joint production of the play “To Kill a Mockingbird” with Fairfield Preparatory High School is getting national attention.

This weekend, NBC Nightly News and the Today Show will both feature stories on the play, which casts students from both schools; the students were invited to meet author Harper Lee and even offered to put on a special performance for her, but she was unable to attend. National Public Radio also plans a feature on the production.

The play opened last night and has additional showings at Mountain Brook High on Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Public tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door; call 969-2374 for tickets.

Why the national attention? My guess is because Mountain Brook is rich and white while Fairfield is poor and black.

Anyway, I’m sure it will be great. That book/movie/play is ridiculously over read/watched/done, but it’s still awesome. I’m definitely not a sentimental person, but I almost get teary when Atticus is leaving the courtroom and Rev Sykes tells Scout “Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passin.” He didn’t win that case, but he alone among the lawyers, the judge, and the jury could hold his head high when he left that courtroom. Some things are more important than victory.

Makes me want to name our kids Jem and Scout.

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4 Comments on “Take That Hoover”

  1. Kathy Says:

    “Makes me want to name our kids Jem and Scout.”

    I understand the sentiment; that scene is a guaranteed chillbump moment for me every time. However, please – please – do not do that to your sweet babies.

  2. Kathy Says:

    And, btw, when do y’all expect them to make their appearance?

  3. wheeler Says:


    and don’t worry, i’ve been told in no uncertain terms that we are not naming them jem and scout. nor am i allowed to do like atticus and let them call me by my first name.

  4. Dystopos Says:

    How about “Nelle”, “Harper” and “Lee”?

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