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Photo Flash: First Look at Shattered Globe's IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Shattered Globe Theatre concludes its 25th anniversary season with the gripping, racially charged mystery IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, adapted by Matt Pelfrey, based on the novel by John Ball and directed by Louis Contey, playing now through June 5, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, April 24 at 3 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT features Ensemble Members Christina Gorman, Steve Peebles, Drew Schad, Angie Shriner, Joseph Wiens and Brad Woodard with Glenn Fahlstrom, Tim Newell, Brian Scannell and Manny Buckley as Virgil Tibbs.

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT recounts the classic, highly charged story of an African American police officer asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. It's a torrid night in 1965 Argo, Alabama when a dead white man is found. The local police, desperately searching for a motive and a suspect, arrest a black man passing through town. They soon discover their suspect is an expert homicide detective from L.A. and they must confront their personal prejudices as they are forced to work side-by-side to solve the crime. The award-winning film version starring Sidney Poitier remains emblematic of our country in the 1960s. Fifty years later, Pelfrey's new adaptation of the novel leaves room for the evolution of these attitudes. But watching the nightly news - how far have we come?

The production team for IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT includes Joe Schermoly (scenic design), Sarah Jo White* (costume design), Michael Stanfill (lighting design), Chris Kriz (sound design), Vivian Knouse* (props master), Christina Gorman* (fight choreography), Eva Breneman (dialect coach), Kelsey Melvin* (dramaturg), Judy Anderson* (exec. production manager), Danielle Stack (production manager), Alex Hutson (technical director), Eric Vigo (master electrician), Milo Bue (asst. set designer), Heather Bannon (stage manager) and Devonte Washington (asst. stage manager). *Denotes SGT Ensemble Member.

Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150.

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow



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