WU faculty, staff to present dramatic reading of portions of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in partnership with Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

A group of Washburn faculty, staff and friends will present a dramatic reading of portions of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Mabee Library on the Washburn University campus. A trivia contest on the book will follow. The event is free and open to the public

The event is in cooperation with the Topeka & Shawnee County Library’s Big Read project which promotes the novel by Harper Lee. Characters portrayed and cast members will be Scout, Jennifer Ball, School of Business; Jem, Bruce Mactavish, history; Dill Harris, Alan Bearman, history; Atticus Finch, Mark Peterson, political science; Miss Maudie and Aunt Alexandra, Glenda Taylor, art; Bob Ewell, Tom Prasch, history; Mayella Ewell, Kathy Menzie, mass media; Judge Taylor, David Sollars, School of Business; Sheriff Heck Tate, Bill Shaffer, KTWU. Tom Robinson will be read by R. John DeSanto and narrator will be Barb DeSanto, mass media. Persons attending are invited to donate a child’s book, blanket or teddy bear to be given to the Battered Women’s Shelter. For information, call 670-1836.