A Time to Kill
A New Courtroom Drama
adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes

Productions (22)
  • Courtroom Drama
  • 120 - 135 minutes
  • 3 f, 10 m (10-18 actors possible: 2-6 f, 8-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: One set (courtroom) with other locations implied through lighting and/or projection.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-997-9

A Time to Kill
A New Courtroom Drama
adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes

(4)
Productions (22)
  • Courtroom Drama
  • 120 - 135 minutes
  • 3 f, 10 m (10-18 actors possible: 2-6 f, 8-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: One set (courtroom) with other locations implied through lighting and/or projection.

Carl Lee Hailey shot two men in the very courtroom where he now stands trial. But attorney Jake Brigance sees Hailey's act of vengeance against the racist men who attacked his daughter as a desperate bid for justice, and he's willing to risk everything to defend his client's life. As the trial heats up, the community is torn apart in this gripping adaptation of John Grisham's incendiary novel about race, crime, and family in small-town America that asks the question: when is it right to take justice into your own hands?

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Carl Lee Hailey shot two men in the very courtroom where he now stands trial. But attorney Jake Brigance sees Hailey's act of vengeance against the racist men who attacked his daughter as a desperate bid for justice, and he's willing to risk everything to defend his client's life. As the trial heats up, the community is torn apart in this gripping adaptation of John Grisham's incendiary novel about race, crime, and family in small-town America that asks the question: when is it right to take justice into your own hands?

  • Courtroom Drama
  • 120 - 135 minutes
  • 3 f, 10 m (10-18 actors possible: 2-6 f, 8-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: One set (courtroom) with other locations implied through lighting and/or projection.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-997-9

Published Reviews

"A thriller of the sort rarely seen on Broadway these days."

Bloomberg Review

"Mr Holmes...infuses the play with some crisp humor."

The New York Times

"There is no jury in this version--it's us."

Associated Press

Production History

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Production Group
Location
MAR 23, 2018 - APR 22, 2018
Chautauqua Playhouse
Carmichael, CA United States
Chautauqua Playhouse Carmichael, CA United States
MAR 23, 2018 - APR 08, 2018
Theatre Charlotte
Charlotte, NC United States
Theatre Charlotte Charlotte, NC United States
APR 15, 2017 - APR 16, 2017
Calhoun Gordon Arts Council
Rome, GA United States
Calhoun Gordon Arts Council Rome, GA United States
APR 07, 2017 - MAY 21, 2017
Spotlight Theater - Vintage Theatre
Aurora, CO United States
Spotlight Theater - Vintage Theatre Aurora, CO United States
MAR 24, 2017 - APR 02, 2017
The Center For The Arts
Murfreesboro, TN United States
The Center For The Arts Murfreesboro, TN United States
MAR 03, 2017 - MAR 11, 2017
Calhoun Gordon Arts Council
Calhoun, GA United States
Calhoun Gordon Arts Council Calhoun, GA United States
MAR 03, 2017 - MAR 11, 2017
Calhoun Gordon Arts Council
Calhoun, GA United States
Calhoun Gordon Arts Council Calhoun, GA United States
FEB 16, 2017 - FEB 26, 2017
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA United States
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA United States
OCT 14, 2016 - NOV 19, 2016
Theatre 68
North Hollywood, CA United States
Theatre 68 North Hollywood, CA United States
OCT 07, 2016 - OCT 16, 2016
Panola Playhouse
Sardis, MS United States
Panola Playhouse Sardis, MS United States
MAY 05, 2016 - MAY 14, 2016
Piedmont Players Theatre, Inc
Salisbury, NC United States
Piedmont Players Theatre, Inc Salisbury, NC United States
MAR 11, 2016 - APR 09, 2016
Elmwood Playhouse
Nyack, NY United States
Elmwood Playhouse Nyack, NY United States
MAR 04, 2016 - MAR 05, 2016
Debbie's Angels Productions
Jacksonville, NC United States
Debbie's Angels Productions Jacksonville, NC United States
FEB 11, 2016 - FEB 28, 2016
Old Courthouse Theatre
Concord, NC United States
Old Courthouse Theatre Concord, NC United States
NOV 05, 2015 - NOV 08, 2015
Meridian Community College
Meridian, MS United States
Meridian Community College Meridian, MS United States
OCT 27, 2015 - NOV 08, 2015
New Stage Theatre
Jackson, MS United States
New Stage Theatre Jackson, MS United States
JUL 25, 2015 - SEP 29, 2015
Downtown Playhouse
Pocahontas, AR United States
Downtown Playhouse Pocahontas, AR United States
MAY 28, 2015 - JUN 13, 2015
Centre Stage - South Carolina
Greenville, SC United States
Centre Stage - South Carolina Greenville, SC United States
NOV 07, 2014 - NOV 16, 2014
Twin City Stage, Inc
Winston Salem, NC United States
Twin City Stage, Inc Winston Salem, NC United States
OCT 24, 2014 - NOV 08, 2014
Town Players of New Canaan
New Canaan, CT United States
Town Players of New Canaan New Canaan, CT United States
OCT 20, 2013 - NOV 17, 2013
The Golden Theatre (Broadway)
New York, NY United States
The Golden Theatre (Broadway) New York, NY United States
MAY 06, 2011 - JUN 19, 2011
Arena Stage
Washington, D.C. United States
Arena Stage Washington, D.C. United States
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Production Group
Location
MAR 23, 2018 - APR 22, 2018
Chautauqua Playhouse
Carmichael, CA United States
Chautauqua Playhouse Carmichael, CA United States
MAR 23, 2018 - APR 08, 2018
Theatre Charlotte
Charlotte, NC United States
Theatre Charlotte Charlotte, NC United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
OCT 27, 2015 - NOV 08, 2015
New Stage Theatre
Jackson, MS United States
New Stage Theatre Jackson, MS United States
MAY 28, 2015 - JUN 13, 2015
Centre Stage - South Carolina
Greenville, SC United States
Centre Stage - South Carolina Greenville, SC United States
OCT 20, 2013 - NOV 17, 2013
The Golden Theatre (Broadway)
New York, NY United States
The Golden Theatre (Broadway) New York, NY United States
MAY 06, 2011 - JUN 19, 2011
Arena Stage
Washington, D.C. United States
Arena Stage Washington, D.C. United States

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