Today, our department all dressed as characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, with the first student who guessed all of our costumes receiving a gift certificate to the mall. Some of the casting was easy. The only black person in the department played Calpurnia. The only lesbian in the department played Miss Maudie (because, come on now, Miss Maudie has got to be a lesbian, right?) The strict older woman played Aunt Alexandria. The youngest female teacher played tomboy Scout with a backwards cap and jeans. I dressed with a bandage on my elbow and a ballcap on, so I was Jem. The drama teacher played Dill, the fan of making up plays based on books. Our department head played the widow Mrs. Dubose, the old lady who dies "free as the mountain air" after Jem reads to her. We had a Judge Taylor, a Heck Tate, an Atticus, and a Boo Radley. We recruited a Social Studies teacher to play Tom Robinson.
It was a pretty fun day.
Next year we're doing Romeo and Juliet.
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