In the Heat of the Night (Medium)

John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night

Based on John Ball’s novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film and the Emmy-winning television series, In the Heat of the Night pits a visiting black detective from California against a small Alabama town simmering with anger over desegregation. A fitting reflection of America in the 1960s, this Off-Broadway hit is provocative, timely, and uncomfortably relevant. Adapted by Matt Pelfrey.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast recording featuring:

Ryan Vincent Anderson as Virgil Tibbs
Michael Hammond as Sam Wood
Kalen Harriman as Melanie Purdy/Noreen Tatum
Travis Johns as Pete/Man In Shadows/Klansman 1
James Morrison as Chief Gillespie
Darren Richardson as Charles Tatum/Endicott/Al Jennings
Tom Virtue as Harvey Oberst/Purdy/Klansman

Orginal music composed by Mark Holden and Michael Lopez.

Includes audience Q&A sessions with director Brian Kite and playwright Matt Pelfrey, as well as political journalist Todd Purdum.

Directed by Brian Kite. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in October of 2014.

“The performances deliver all the tension, humor, and grit of the original novel and film…as provocative, socially relevant, and edgy as the day it was written.” — AudioFile Magazine

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