Atticus Finch will step from the pages of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and bring to life the tragedy and triumph of Harper Lee’s classic novel when actor Richard Clark performs “Atticus Finch” at Camden Public Library Thursday, Aug. 12 at 6:30 pm. No reservations are needed, and the performance is free.

Clark will be performing a double-header at the downtown library. In addition to the evening performance of “Atticus Finch,” he will perform a matinee portraying Mark Twain at 2 p.m. as part of Quarry Hill’s Adventures in Living Well series for those older than 50. Seating will be limited for the matinee; call 230-6114 to register with Quarry Hill.

As a loving father, compassionate friend and uncompromising attorney, the character Atticus Finch represents the divine spark in the human spirit as he leads a cast of other unlikely heroes in this story. The courtroom drama, the poignant interactions between father and children, the harsh realities of bigotry and hatred blend to make this a compelling theatrical event. The time is 1930s Alabama, but the enduring truth is for now and always.

Clark is an actor with more than 30 years of experience in New England regional theater, New York theater and television. He is a graduate of Clark University and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, the Actor’s Connection and the Actor’s Loft in New York City. His Keeping History Alive series brings historical figures such as Mark Twain, Andrew Carnegie, Clarence Darrow, John Barrymore, Ernest Hemingway and William Shakespeare back to life. His shows are based on biographies, autobiographies, personal letters, books and the works of various playwrights.

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