Broccoli Theater. Yum or Yuck?
Alexis Dascoulias, Maui OnStage director, describes Maui Onstage’s latest project, the production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” as ‘broccoli’ theater. Maui On-Stage is not trying to make the audience fall out of their seats, but rather to continue to nourish the meaningful conversation that this play originally inspired. This play reminds that only 50 years ago, black Americans could not vote in some states, while today we proudly support our first African-American president. If you haven’t read “To Kill a Mockingbird” since middle-school, it may be time hit the refresh button on this timely, beautiful, and clever story. Scout Finch and Jem are played by a real brother-and-sister team, Marley and Zeb Mehring, with Don Carlson as Atticus Finch. The novel is by Harper Lee, dramatized by Christopher Sergel, and directed by Alexis Dascoulias. There are plenty of opportunities to get that serving of veggies… To Kill a Mockingbird plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sunday matinees at 3 PM from March 5th-21st at the Historic Iao Theater. Tickets are $15-18. Call the Iao theater Box Office for tickets: 244-6969. By: Sierra Brown