Below is a letter from a teacher at Austin Peace Academy. They are a Title I charter school in east Austin. We were able to give their 9th grade students free tickets to our production of To Kill a Mockingbird. For many students, it was their first time attending live theatre. I’m glad we were able to give them this educational opportunity.
March 18, 2009
Dear Paramount Theater,
Thank you so much for the free tickets to the play To Kill a Mockingbird. My students thoroughly enjoyed the experience. For many, it was their first experience in a fine arts venue. My hope is that this wonderful opportunity will encourage the students to become life-long patrons of the arts.
As a result of watching the play, several students expressed an interest in the Theater Arts. They were amazed by the actors’ ability to put on a completely different persona for the course of a few hours. Also, the play was an excellent resource for providing further perspective on our reading of To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb was truly brought to life before our eyes!
Please continue to support schools and students throughout the Austin area by providing free tickets. We sincerely appreciated the opportunity to attend. Thank you again.