“John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night” Comes to Sand Lake Center for the Arts

Sand Lake Center for the Arts-Circle Theatre Players is proud to present the regional premiere of John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night adapted by Matt Pelfrey from the Schenectady native John Ball’s novel which was also the source material for the Oscar winning Best Picture movie celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and the 1980’s television series starring Carroll O’Connor still found on syndication nightly.

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L-R: Lee Lattimer, Will Murphy (kneeling), Todd Langley, Abbi Roy, Ed Miller, Mike Eisenstein, Aileem Penn (kneeling), Rich Cross, Joseph Bruton, Chris Foster (kneeling), Dennis Skiba, Carter Holmes, Jessica JJ Paul. Photo by Adam Wilson-Hwang`

It’s the story of Virgil Tibbs, a California homicide detective who, while passing through town is profiled and wrongly arrested for the murder of a prominent real estate developer in racially divided 1962 Argo, Alabama. Will the racist police department and Chief Bill Gillespie change quickly enough to collaborate with the brilliant detective to save their town from a murderer among them?

Performance dates are Oct 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 8pm and Oct 8 and 15 at 2:30pm. Tickets $18. Adults, $10. under 18. Prepaid reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp.org or call (518)674-2007.  SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, is fully handicapped accessible, with free parking.

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