Home Events & Festivals To Kill a Mockingbird Twitter Facebook Print About To Kill a MockingbirdBased on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. It is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. For performance dates please visit our website.