A Time To Kill: further casting announced

Patrick Page ('Cyrano de Bergerac'), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins ('Jelly's Last Jam'), Chike Johnson ('Wit') and Ashley Williams ('Donny & Marie') plus Dashiell Eaves ('Coram Boy'), J.R. Horne ('The Crucible'), John Procaccino ('An Enemy of the People'), Tijuana Ricks and Lee Sellars ('West Side Story') will join the previously announced Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Dalton Thompson and John Douglas Thompson in the Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes' stage adaptation of A Time to Kill, John Grisham's best-selling novel.

A Time to Kill opens at the John Golden Theatre on 20 Oct 2013, following previews from 28 Sep 2013, and is currently booking through to 02 Mar 2014.

This new Broadway play, to be directed by Ethan McSweeny, is the first-ever John Grisham property to be adapted for the stage. Additional information, including complete casting, will be announced shortly.

A Time to Kill, a courtroom drama, tells the story of a young, idealistic lawyer, Jack Brigance (Arcelus), defending 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. 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.

Director Ethan McSweeny said,

There is a great tradition of courtroom dramas in American literature and I'm thrilled to be a part of the Broadway premiere of a new addition to the genre. We have assembled a superb cast of actors with enormous depth to their careers each of whom will contribute something special to bringing to life the vivid tapestry of John Grisham's Mississippi and Rupert Holmes' gripping adaptation for the stage."

The design team for A Time to Kill will feature scenic 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.Patrick PageTonya Pinkins

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