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26 Oct 2013
Highlights From Rupert Holmes' A Time to Kill
Rupert Holmes' A Time to Kill (adapted from the best-selling John Grisham novel) tells the story of Carl Lee Hailey (John Douglas Thompson), a black man who guns down the two white men who assaulted his daughter. Attorney Jake Brigance (Sebastian Arcelus) must battle district attorney Rufus Buckley (Patrick Page) to defend his client, and fight the powers that be on both sides of the racially divided Mississippi town. The cast is headed by Tom Skerritt, Ashley Williams (both making Broadway debuts), Tonya Pinkins and Fred Dalton Thompson. The production opened Oct. 20 at the John Golden Theatre. Ethan McSweeny directs. See all of the show's details in the Playbill Vault.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.