Tickets are now on sale for the stage adaptation of John Grisham’s bestselling legal novel A Time to Kill, starring Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Dalton Thompson and John Douglas Thompson. Adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes and directed by Ethan McSweeny, the new production begins performances September 28, with an official opening night set for October 20 at Broadway’s Golden Theatre. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Set in Ford County, Mississippi, A Time to Kill tells the story of a young, idealistic lawyer (Arcelus) who defends a black man, Carl Lee Hailey (John Douglas Thompson), for taking the law into his own hands following an unspeakable crime committed against his young daughter. The small town is thrown into upheavel as Jack finds himself arguing against the formidable district attorney, Rufus Buckley, and goes under attack from both sides of a racially divided city. Fred Dalton Thompson will play Judge Noose.
A Time to Kill features set design by James Noone, costume design by David Woolard, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Lindsay Jones and projection design by Jeff Sugg.