To Kill a Mockingbird, the play


To Kill a Mockingbird, the play

Bring the family to see the unforgettable play “To Kill A Mockingbird” at the Oak Park Festival Theatre June 11-18, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

“To Kill a Mockingbird” is adapted from Harper Lee’s coming of age novel of the same name. The film was unforgettable. (This writer was friends with Horton Foote, the screenwriter.) Scout and Gem Finch and their next door neighbor Dill are on a quest, to learn the secret of Boo Radley, whom they believe to be a neighborhood monster. Meanwhile the father, Atticus Finch, is in the legal fight of his life, to save the live of a black man unjustly accused of rape. Seen through the eyes of the children, the drama explores the real monsters among us, racism and the slow life of a small Southern town.

The Oak Park Festival Theatre is one of the greatest Chicago performance venues, located in a park adjacent to the wonderful downtown area, with eclectic restaurants, art galleries and much more. It is known for its Shakespeare interpretations and its ambience. Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic, enjoy people watching and see some unforgettable theatre.

The Oak Park Festival Theatre is located in Austin Park at 1010 Lake Street in Oak Park. For tickets (this production will likely sell out), go online to and follow the prompts.

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive or el ride to the Oak Park Festival Theatre’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.