From A Time to Kill to Casa Valentina, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Plays

By Playbill Staff
11 Apr 2014

Show: A Time To Kill
Theatre: John Golden Theatre
Preview: Sept. 28, 2013

Opening: Oct. 20, 2013
Closing: Nov. 17, 2013

Creators: Original novel by John Grisham. Written by Rupert Holmes. Direction by Ethan McSweeny.
Original Principal Cast: Sebastian Arcelus as Jake Brigance, John Douglas Thompson as Carl Lee Hailey, Ashley Williams as Ellen Roark, Tom Skerritt as Lucien Wilbanks, Patrick Page as Rufus R. Buckley, Tonya Pinkins as Gwen Hailey, Chiké Johnson as Ozzie Walls and Fred Dalton Thompson as Judge Noose. 
Synopsis: A Time to Kill, the popular courtroom drama, "tells the emotionally charged, now-iconic story of a young, idealistic lawyer, Jack Brigance, defending a black man, Carl Lee Hailey, for taking the law into his own hands following an unspeakable crime committed against his young daughter," according to press notes. "Their small Mississippi town is thrown into upheaval, and Jake finds himself arguing against the formidable district attorney, Rufus Buckley, and under attack from both sides of a racially divided city. This drama is a thrilling courtroom battle where the true nature of what is right and what is moral are called into question."

Check out photos from backstage at Arena Stage with Sebastian Arcelus and Erin Davie.

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