“In the Heat of the Night”
Presented By Earlham College
Richmond, IN, Wayne County
The L.A. Theatre Works brings to life the classic 1965 novel by John Ball, which is also a 1967 film starring Sidney Poitier. The story’s main character is African-American detective Virgil Tibbs who struggles through the bigotry and racism of small town America during the Civil Right Movement. This adaption for stage by Matt Pelfrey sets the classic story in an environment of gradual change, rebellion, anger, frustration and stubbornness clinging to old ways of life. The play demonstrates the slow evolution of attitude, but leaves the characters, and America, with a long way to go.
Tickets required: $10/adults, $5/children under 18 and seniors.
One free ticket with Earlham ID.