“Rehearsals are happening, the sets are being built, the costumes are being fit,” she said. “It’s all coming together.”
Sacramone says the idea to stage Mockingbird was borne both from a resurgence in interest after a controversial sequel to the beloved book, Go Set a Watchman, was released over the summer, but also because the story’s themes felt particularly relevant to today’s climate.
“It kept popping up in my head as a good story to tell right now,” she said. “There are a lot of current events, and conversations about race and justice. There’s so many themes [in the play] we’re talking about right now.”
Since taking the helm of the Queens Theatre in the summer of 2013, Sacramone has strived to bring a balance of contemporary and pertinent programming with more burgeoning work as well.
“It’s an interesting thing to program for Queens Theatre because of the variety and diversity,” she said. “I’m always looking for that type of balance between the local and international, the emerging and established, new works and revivals, with the through line being high quality.”
Tickets to To Kill a Mockingbird, running from November 13-22, can be purchased at here.