In the Heat of the Night

Apr 7 – May 12
Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre

Action packed, exciting story; a tight and timely thriller; perfect piece of theatre.”

Adapted by Matt Pelfrey based on John Ball’s Novel

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. The local police arrest a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs, but discover their prime suspect is a homicide detective from California. As it happens, Tibbs becomes the racially tense community’s only hope in solving a brutal murder that is turning up no witnesses, no motives, and no clues.