Lane Fields plays the small-town Southern Sheriff Heck Tate as a man who brings a high moral standard to his position. Clayton Blair as Boo Radley is distinctive as well. Grable leads the other children in the production to great heights.
As Jem, Matt Maloy offers a performance that is sensitive and secure. Harry Simpson plays Dill, the young scamp visiting and longing for acceptance. Simpson has great timing, a skill not often revealed in such a young actor. Except for Simpson and Fletcher-Hall, the actors are occasionally difficult to understand due to a combination of dialect, delivery and low amplification.
— Elizabeth Hurd