Producers Daryl Roth and Eva Price made the announcement that the new Broadway play adapted from John Grisham’s best-selling novel, A Time To Kill, will close Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the John Golden Theatre. This comes only one month after the show opened October 20, 2013.
Roth and Price gave a statement saying, “We are enormously proud to have brought John Grisham’s A Time To Kill to Broadway with an incredible creative team and an extraordinary ensemble of actors. We would like to tank Rupert Holmes, Ethan McSweeny, and the entire company of our production for-as we all witnessed night after night-thrilling our audiences with a compelling, essential story about justice and morality. We are extremely happy with the responses and reactions from our audiences.”
A Time To Kill is an emotionally charged drama that tells the story of Jack Brigance, a lawyer responsible for defending a black man charged with the murder of two white men after the brutal rape of his 10 year old daughter. It details the challenges of racial tensions and racial divides during the time in the small Mississippi town of Ford County as the trial progresses.
The production stars Emmy Award winning film and television star Tom Skerrit as Lucien Wilbanks in his Broadway debut, as well as Sebastian Arcelus as Jack Brigance, Dashiell Eaves as Pete Willard/DR Musgrove, J.R. Horne as Mr. Pate, Patrick Page as Rufus Buckley and John Douglas Thompson as Carl Lee Hailey.
On Thursday, November 14, 2013, John Grisham is set to welcome the show’s audience prior to the 7pm performance of the production. He will share remarks on the novel, the play itself, and the sequel which is his latest novel entitled Sycamore Row.