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Saturday, May 18, 2019

To kill a mockingbird, Monroeville, AL

Our second weekend trip was to Monroeville, AL to see the play: To kill a mockingbird.  We camped about half an hour out of town at Isaac Creek ACOE park along the Alabama River.  It was a rural park with very large paved sites.  We came with our FMCA group to enjoy the play and a weekend of social gatherings.  Unfortunately, the weather was very poor with near constant rain and thunderstorms.  No outside activities were possible.   Almost all of us decided to return home on Saturday, since the forecast offered a small break in the storms to have a decent return trip.

On Friday afternoon, we headed to Monroeville to see the play: To Kill a mockingbird.  The play is based on a novel by Harper Lee who lived in Monroeville.  You can read more about the play here.  The short version is that a black man in the 1930’s was accused unjustly of assaulting a white woman and the trial that followed.  The play is put on annually by local nonprofessional actors in the old courthouse. We were able to tour the courthouse museum before the play began.

The first part of the play takes part outside the courthouse in a mockup local neighborhood where you get a glimpse of some of the people involved in the trial and a sense of their attitudes about life in this period in Monroeville.  The second half takes place inside the courthouse where the trial is conducted.  No photography or video was allowed during the play. 

It was truly a great experience, the actors were all amazing in their performances, especially the young children who had important roles with lots of dialogue.  Highly recommended!

Our dog Halley is traveling with us again.  She has developed a number of medical issues that require personal care that we need to do.  She seems to have adjusted quickly to the traveling mode.


Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

That would definitely be a great way to see that play.
Glad you are back on the road bringing Halley with you. From the picture it looks like she would like your Hotdog.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Happytrails said...

We drive very close to Monroeville when we head to Gulf Shores (Escapee Park, Rainbow Plantation). We will definitely put this on our places to visit!! Thanks for the heads up!!!

Phyllis said...

My all time favorite book.... To Kill a Mockingbird. And one of my favorite movies... with Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.

I am going to have to Google Monroeville and see how far it is from us here in North Alabama. Reminder.... we have 2 RV sites on our property. Stop by some time. Less than 8 miles off I-65 at X 308.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Have to love Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds, even in the rain!