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West Coast Premiere of John Grisham's Gripping Drama A TIME TO KILL to Open This Fall at Theatre 68's New Home


Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68 have announced the extension of the the West Coast premiere of "A TIME TO KILL" - based on the bestseller by John Grisham and adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes.

This gripping drama was the very first production for The Theatre 68 Family in their new home, directed by Ronnie Marmo, and was so well received, they are bringing it back for three weekends after this Holiday Season.

Returning to Theatre 68 (formally Antaeus/Deaf We,st), located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd. No. Hollywood, CA., 91601, reopening January 13th, 2017. Tickets on sale at

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?

Set in a current day perspective, A Time to Kill tells the story of Jake Brigance, an idealistic white lawyer from Ford County, Mississippi, who sits in on a harrowing court case: A 10-year-old black girl named Tonya Hailey was brutally raped and beaten by two white men. Jake is shaken by the testimony of the girl's father, Carl Lee Hailey, but when Carl takes the law into his own hands in the courtroom, the grieving father is suddenly under arrest and facing a trial of his own. Carl begs Jake to represent him, and although it's a tough case, the young lawyer agrees to fight for the justice of Tonya, Carl and their family. With the help of his oft-inebriated mentor Lucien Wilbanks and a bright young law student named Ellen Roark, Brigance goes head to head against district attorney Rufus Buckley. As the controversial trial shakes the town to its core, Brigance finds himself-and his own beloved family-under attack.


Director/Producer Ronnie Marmo

Assistant Director Anna Yosin

Assistant Director Andrew J. Retland

Assistant Director Brittany Rizzo

Co-Producer Liz Izzo

Co-Producer Katy Jacoby

Set Design Danny Cistone

Lighting Design Mathew Richter


Jake Brigance Ian Peterson

Carl Lee Hailey Derek Shaun

Judge Omar Noose John William Young

Ozzie Walls Hansford Prince

Rufus R. Buckley Greg Thirloway

Ellen Roark Mercedes Manning

Vernon Pate Steven Jones

Lucien Willbanks Paul Thomas Arnold

Gwen Hailey Gisela Strenger

Drew Tyndale Heidi Rhodes

Pete Willard Christopher Kelly

Billy Ray Cobb Steven Wu

Dr. W.T. Bass Robert Dominick Jones

Dr. Wilbert Rodeheaver Joe Capucini

Norma Gallo Jenny Nwene

Terrell Grist Christopher Kelly

Cora Cobb Caroline Simone O'Brien

ADA Musgrove Jarrod Robbins

Deputy Looney Travis Stevens

A TIME TO KILL - will return for three weekends beginning January 13th - January 28th, 2017. Performances will be Friday and Saturday @ 7:30PM and Sunday 2:00PM. There is one Thursday performance Jan. 26th @ 7:30PM. Theatre 68 is located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd., No. Hollywood, CA. 91601. Running time 135 minutes. General admission is $30.00. Tickets available at

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