Thursday, March 11, 2010

John Grisham's A Time To Kill to be adapted for Stage Play

A Time To Kill by John Grisham
More information about the book

Playbill.com is reporting that playwright and lyricist Rupert Holmes (Where the Truth Lies, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) is writing a stage adaptation of A Time To Kill, John Grisham's debut legal thriller, originally published in 1989. The play will get its world premiere at the Arena Stage in Washington DC in May 2011.

"I'm thrilled that Arena is able to bring DC audiences the premiere production of A Time To Kill, and to support Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes in producing the first adaptation of a Grisham novel for the stage," said Arena artistic director Molly Smith.

A Time To Kill was previously adapted for the 1996 film of the same name starring Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey.

About A Time To Kill (from the publisher): The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young man. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle -- and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life ... and then his own ...

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