Civil Rights-Era Drama In the Heat of the Night to Arrive Off-Broadway

News   Civil Rights-Era Drama In the Heat of the Night to Arrive Off-Broadway
 
In the Heat of the Night, a stage adaptation of John Ball's 1965 novel, which inspired the Oscar-winning film and television series, will make its world premiere Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters in March.

Joe Tantalo directs Matt Pelfrey's adaptation for Godlight Theatre Company. In the Heat of the Night will begin previews March 19 and officially open March 28. Performances continue through April 25.

The cast will feature Gregory Konow, Sean Phillips, Nick Paglino, Michael Shimkin, Julianne Nelson, Ashton Crosby, 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 will have set and lighting design by Maruti Evans, sound design by Elizabeth Rhodes, choreography by Hachi Yu and fight choreography by Josh Renfree.

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

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