Barter Theatre Presents IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Barter Theatre Presents IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Barter Theatre presents "In the Heat of the Night" beginning April 7 through May 12. This thrilling murder mystery is based on John Ball's award-winning novel that inspired an Oscar-winning film, which resulted in the Emmy-winning television series.

"In the Heat of the Night" is an action-packed murder mystery that will keep you on your toes. Set in 1962, a murder takes place in Argo, Alabama where racial tensions run high. There are no witnesses to the crime, no clues left behind, and no motives. As the story of this heinous act unfolds, you are taken on a journey that will shake you to your core.

Jasper McGruder has directed all over the world and is returning to Barter Theatre to bring this thriller to life. He has previously performed at Barter Theatre in the fan favorite, "Driving Miss Daisy", among others. This production stars Amara Aja, joining us from his recent performances in New York for his Barter debut, as well as the beloved Rick McVey from Barter's resident acting company.

"In the Heat of the Night" is made possible by our sponsors The Barter Theatre Board of Trustees.

To purchase tickets, please visit or call 276-628-3991. Tickets for all performances of "In the Heat of the Night" begin at just $20.

Barter Theatre, the nation's longest running professional theatre, is located in Abingdon, Virginia. The theatre opened in 1933 during the Great Depression. Founder Robert Porterfield offered patrons admission to the theatre by bartering food and livestock. Barter Theatre was designated as the state theatre of Virginia in 1946. It exists today as one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theaters remaining in the United States. Barter Theatre is funded in part by The Virginia Commission for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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