<h1><\/h1>\r\n[caption id="attachment_29677" align="aligncenter" width="662"]<img class="size-full wp-image-29677" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/09\/gvt.jpg" alt="" width="662" height="993" \/> (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre)<br \/>Christopher D. Burris as Tom Robinson and Max Arnaud as Atticus Finch in Greenbrier Valley Theatre\u2019s 2008 production of \u201cTo Kill a Mockingbird.\u201d[\/caption]\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_29676" align="alignright" width="183"]<img class=" wp-image-29676" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/09\/sgreen.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="252" \/> (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre)<br \/>Shabazz Green* who will portray Tom Robinson in Greenbrier Valley Theatre\u2019s 2017 production of \u201cTo Kill a Mockingbird.\u201d[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is proud to bring you the Pulitzer Prize-winning \u201cTo Kill a Mockingbird,\u201d Harper Lee\u2019s beloved story will run Sept. 29 and 30, and Oct. 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m. with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview Performance Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m.<\/h1>\r\nThe public may attend scheduled school matinees during the week.\r\n\r\nTickets are $30 for general admission, $27 for seniors and $20 for children\/students. For tickets or more information, call GVT\u2019s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.\r\n\r\nA staple in English classes across the country, \u201cTo Kill a Mockingbird\u201d has introduced countless students to Atticus Finch, a man determined to stand against injustice, and Boo Radley, the mysterious and misunderstood neighbor. Last seen on GVT\u2019s stage in 2008, this story still resonates, 57 years after its first publication. It was only a matter of time before \u201cTo Kill a Mockingbird\u201d and its message of courage and justice was brought back.\r\n\r\n\u201cSometimes it\u2019s important to remember where we\u2019ve come from to keep from going back to where we don\u2019t want to be. That\u2019s why I picked the play,\u201d said GVT\u2019s Artistic Director Cathey Sawyer. \u201cThrough the eyes of an innocent child, the play humanizes in an empathetic manner the racial inequality that was our past and seems to be lurking still. Atticus Finch is a man of integrity and justice and is a moral hero - something we need more of today.\u201d\r\n\r\nAtticus Finch is the figure of integrity and justice because of the battle he fights for the gentle and innocent Tom Robinson, a man whose only crime is the color of his skin. Shabazz Green is making his GVT debut portraying this tragic character.\r\n\r\nAn actor, singer and theatre educator, Green studied Theatre Education at Kean University. He fell in love with theatre while portraying Tom Robinson in high school, and the role remains one of his favorite characters. Along with Tom Robinson, roles such as Emmett Till and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., have shown the actor how important it is that we keep moving forward and how far we still have to go. His hope is that the audience will leave the theatre understanding that need.\r\n\r\n\u201cI genuinely hope they just take away a sense of understanding. Understanding of others and themselves. Taking the opportunity to do as our play says and \u2018Stand in their shoes.\u2019 Be open to the thoughts, feelings and emotions of others. And take a step toward change,\u201d Green said.\r\n\r\nThis program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.