The new stage adaptation of John Grisham’s A Time to Kill is serving up justice on the Great White Way, with Sebastian Arcelus and Patrick Page going head-to-head in the courtroom. Set in Ford County, Mississippi, the new play, adapted by Rupert Holmes, tells the story of idealistic lawyer Jake Brigance (Arcelus), who agrees to take on the case of Carl Lee Hailey (John Douglas Thompson), a man who takes the law into his own hands when an unspeakable crime is committed against his young daughter. Broadway.com resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson headed to the Golden Theatre to draw a courtroom sketch of the trial in action, featuring Arcelus (left) and Page (right) embroiled in a heated debate. The portrait also features (clockwise, from top center) Ashley Williams as Ellen Roark, Fred Dalton Thompson as Judge Noose, Chike Johnson as Ozzie Walls, Tonya Pinkins as Gwen Hailey, John Douglas Thompson as Carl Lee Hailey and Tom Skerritt as Lucien Wilbanks. Get a peek inside the courtroom, then see the trial in person, opening October 20!
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.