Since we closed Striking 12, we’ve been busy both rehearsing In the Heat of the Night as well as creating a brand new environment for our patrons. Join us for In the Heat of the Night, the local premiere of John Ball’s adaptation of the well-known movie, as well as the debut of a few improvements to our theater that should make your experience even more enjoyable!
It’s 1962. A hot August night lies heavy over the small town of Argo, Alabama. A dead white man is discovered and the local police arrest a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs. The police discover that their prime suspect is in fact a homicide detective from California. As it happens, Tibbs becomes the racially-tense community’s single hope in solving a brutal murder that is turning up no witnesses, no motives, and no clues.
We’re excited that Derek Snow, who was last seen in 2013’s Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, returns to Falcon to portray Tibbs and Mike Hall, last seen in The 39 Steps, will portray Gillespie. Rounding out the cast is a group of Falcon veterans and talented new faces to the Falcon stage, and we think you’ll enjoy director Ed Cohen’s concept and staging, too. We can’t wait for you to see this important show that is far more relevant today than we even imagined when we picked the show a year ago.“The play is taut and startlingly resonant, even as it deals with events taking place nearly 50 years ago. Pelfrey’s work is economical and uncompromising…suspenseful, thrilling, and stunningly theatrical.” – Nytheatre.com
Directed by Ed Cohen
Tibbs – Derek Snow
Gillespie – Michael Hall
Sam – Simon Powell
Pete – Dan Maloney
Melanie – Dee Anne Bryll
Noreen – Allison Evans
Coroner/Mayor – Terry Gosdin
Oberst/Purdy – Tom Peters
Ralph/Kaufman – Jamie Ball
Tatum/Endicott/Jennings – Rich Setterberg
All performances are at Falcon Theatre, 636 Monmouth Street in Newport, Kentucky. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 513-479-6783. Tickets are $19 for adults, $17 for seniors or students with valid ID.