World Premiere of In the Heat of the Night Opens Off-Broadway

News   World Premiere of In the Heat of the Night Opens Off-Broadway The world-premiere stage adaptation of John Ball's novel, In the Heat of the Night, a racially charged portrait of 1960's Alabama, officially opens Off-Broadway March 28.

Joe Tantalo directs Matt Pelfrey's adaptation of the 1965 novel, which also inspired the film and television series. In the Heat of the Night began previews March 19 and will run through April 25 at 59E59 Theaters.

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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