(l-r) Ken Ashford (Judge Omar Noose), Derrick Parker (Carl Lee Hailey) and
Brian Joyce (Jake Brigance) photo by BrianDerrickKen.)
"Twin City Stage will present A Time to Kill,opening on Friday, November 7, at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. Additional performances will be held November 8-9 & 13-16. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm, and Sunday matinees are at 2 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors and students. Group discounts are available. The box office opens to the public on Monday, October 27 at 12 noon and is open Monday through Friday from noon-5:30 pm. Call (336) 725-4001 for tickets.
Torn in half by an unspeakable crime, a small Mississippi town becomes the center of a media storm where innocence is the victim, race is on trial and lives hang in the balance. The first John Grisham novel to be brought to the stage, A Time to Kill tells the morally complex tale of Carl Lee Hailey, an African-American father who takes justice into his own hands after his young daughter is brutally attacked. Jake Brigance is the white defense attorney who dares to take the case, despite danger which faces both him and his family. Adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes, this thrilling courtroom drama asks the question, “What is it in us that seeks the truth? Is it our minds or is it our hearts?”
Twin City Stage is excited to be only the second theatre company in the country to produce A Time to Kill since its run on Broadway in late 2013. “It is a privilege to bring a story with such compelling issues to the Piedmont Triad,” commented Maureen Daly, Twin City Stage’s executive director. “We recognize the responsibility in being one of the first to produce a new play and we relish that challenge.”
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP will sponsor the run of A Time to Kill. It should be noted that, due to mature themes, this play is not appropriate for children.
A Time to Kill will be directed by Mark Pirolo, who will also design the set. Ed Thomas will design lighting. Justin Hall will design costumes. Doug Wenner will design sound. Karen Robertson will stage manage the production, assisted by Becky Proie. The cast is as follows:
William Allison – Deputy Looney
Ken Ashford – Judge Omar Noose
Seth Austin – Pete Willard/D. R. Musgrove
Holly Bostick - Ellen Roark
David Crook – Mr. Pate
Josh Gerry – Terrell Grist
Lalenja Harrington – Gwen Hailey
Brian Joyce – Jake Brigance
Paul Kaliser – Dr. W. T. Bass
Christian McCaskill - Deputy
Patrick Meehan – Rufus Buckley
Chad Nance – Billy Ray Cobb
Derrick Parker – Carl Lee Hailey
Gregg Vogelsmeier – Drew Tyndale
Becki West – Norma Gallo
Cameron Williams – Dr. Wilbert Rodeheaver
Garry Wadell – Sheriff Ozzie Walls
Roger Wooten – Lucien Wilbanks
An Opening Night Reception, with wine provided by Raffaldini Vineyards and hors d’oeuvres provided by Chef Michael Creations,will begin at 7 pm on Friday, November 7,in the lobby.
For further information, visit our website at www.twincitystage.org."
- A Press Release