Ball's Racially Charged In the Heat of the Night Debuts Off-Broadway

News   Ball's Racially Charged In the Heat of the Night Debuts Off-Broadway The world premiere of In the Heat of the Night, a stage adaptation of John Ball's 1965 novel, which inspired the Oscar-winning film and television series, casts its shadow Off-Broadway beginning March 19.

Joe Tantalo directs Matt Pelfrey's adaptation for Godlight Theatre Company that will open at 59E59 Theaters March 28 and continue through April 25.

The cast includes Gregory Konow, Sean Phillips, Nick Paglino, Michael Shimkin, Adam Kee, Julianne Nelson, Ryan O'Callaghan, Bryce Hodgson, Sam Whitten and Scarlett Thiele.

"It's 1962," press notes read. "A hot August night lies heavy over the small town of Argo, Alabama. A dead white man is discovered and the local police arrest a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs. The police discover that their prime suspect is in fact a homicide detective from California. As it happens, Tibbs becomes the racially tense community's single hope in solving a brutal murder that is turning up no witnesses, no motives and no clues."

In the Heat of the Night has set and lighting design by Maruti Evans, sound design by Elizabeth Rhodes, costume design by Virginia Monte, choreography by Hachi Yu and fight choreography by Rick Sordelet.

For tickets phone (212) 279-4200 or visit TicketCentral. Visit 59E59Theaters.

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