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Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage
1101 Sixth St. Washington, DC 20024
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You may bring drinks but not food into the show
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Street parking is available if you're willing to look for it. The show is 90 minutes and the maximum for many parking spots is 2 hours.
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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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8 events
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.


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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage

Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.

The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.