Original Scout part of touring Broadway show

  • “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be at the Orpheum in Memphis Aug. 16-21.
  • Mary Badham, who played Scout in the movie version of “Mockingbird,” is part of the touring production.
  • Badham says “Mockingbird” contains “all these life lessons that we still haven’t learned yet.”

When Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” reaches Memphis this month, the presence of one actor in particular will connect the touring production with decades of “Mockingbird” history and with the beloved 1962 movie that cemented the story’s status as an American classic.

Mary Badham, who was 10 years old when she appeared in the movie as Atticus Finch’s daughter, Scout, will be onstage at the Orpheum in the role of Mrs. Dubose, the Finch family’s elderly, contrary neighbor.

The part marks Badham’s belated theatrical debut, some 60 years after she became the youngest person ever nominated for an Oscar, when she was a candidate for Best…

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