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John Grisham's "A Time to Kill"
183 ratings
4.4 average rating
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8 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended May 08 2011

This was an entertaining event and we enjoyed it very much. The production was very clever and very well done.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 15 2011

I went into this play a huge fan of the movie--I think it's the best adapation of any Grisham novel. I didn't have a lot of expectations for the play other than being curious about a stage version. It certainly lived up to Arena's reputation for...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended May 08 2011

I have been a member of Arena for years so I was surprised and disappointed that they tried to recreate the movie rather than make the play fresh, new, and their own. However, it was entertaining and had a great stage, as Arena always does. The...continued

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The 1996 film adaptation of _A Time to Kill _featured Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Kiefer Sutherland and Ashley Judd.

Description

John Grisham’s stunning first novel comes to the stage in this world premiere,  pre-Broadway adaptation by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes. After an unspeakable crime is committed against his daughter, Carl Lee Hailey takes the law into his own hands. Now on trial for murder, Carl Lee’s only hope lies with one young, idealistic lawyer who is outmatched by a formidable district attorney and under attack from both sides of a racially divided city. The first John Grisham novel adapted for the stage, A Time to Kill asks audiences to consider the true meaning of justice.