/ Modified jan 13, 2023 1:21 a.m.

Richard Thomas on what it means to be Atticus Finch.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Wiesenthal" brings a message of tolerance to the stage of the Invisible Theatre, and meet 2023 Tucson Jazz Festival star Matthew Whitaker.

Atticus Scout porch hero Melanie Moore (“Scout Finch”) and Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”).
Photo by Julieta Cervantes

Featured on the January 12th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • A new stage adaptation of the classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” is coming to Centennial Hall. Mark talks with actor Richard Thomas, who is best remembered for his portrayal of John-Boy on “The Waltons”, about playing the legendary role of Atticus Finch.
TKAM courtroom 1 spotlight Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”) and Yaegel T. Welch (“Tom Robinson”).
Photo by Julieta Cervantes
TKAM porch scene 1 spotlight (l to r) Justin Mark (“Jem Finch”), Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”), Melanie Moore (“Scout Finch”) and Steven Lee Johnson (“Dill Harris”).
Photo by Julieta Cervantes
TKAM poster unsized VIEW LARGER Aaron Sorokin's adaption of Harper Lee's classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" will be playing at Centennial Hall from Jan. 17 – Jan. 22, 2023.
Courtesy of Broadway in Tucson
  • After barely surviving the terrors of the Holocaust, Simon Wiesenthal made it his life’s mission to uncover information about Nazi war criminals in order to bring them to justice. The Invisible Theater presents actor Tom Dugan bringing Wiesnthal’s dramatic story to life at The Berger Center this weekend, and Mark talks with Dugan and local Rabbi Stephanie Aaron to learn more.
Wiesenthal poster unsized VIEW LARGER Tom Dugan's "Wiesenthal" shares the story of Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal, who dedicated over 60 years to bringing Nazi war criminals to justice.
Courtesy of The Invisible Theatre
Dugan headshot unsized VIEW LARGER Written by and starring Tom Dugan, "Wiesenthal" will be playing for two performances only at The Invisible Theatre Jan. 14-15, 2023.
Courtesy of The Invisible Theatre

Matthew Whitaker hero The Matthew Whitaker Quintet will be performing at the Fox Theatre Jan. 15 as a part of the Tucson Jazz Festival.
Courtesy of Matthew Whitaker

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