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This World Premiere adaptation of John Ball's In the Heat of the Night is based on the award-winning book that inspired the Oscar-winning film and the Emmy-winning television series. 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.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:59E59 Theaters, Off-Off-Broadway

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