We’re all used to seeing John Grisham’s books adapted into movies. And it probably came as no surprised when one was turned into a television show. But, A Time to Kill, on Broadway may be unexpected news.
The classic novel was adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes. He said one, “challenge, given the novel’s great popularity, was finding surprise for an audience that may be familiar with the book.” With the assistance of Grisham, he, “discovered a number of potential twists lying dormant in the story, ready to be nurtured and harvested.”
In case you’re not familiar with A Time to Kill, it is about: “The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle – and takes justice into this own outraged hands.
For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life… and then his own,” description courtesy of John Grisham’s website.
Unfortunately most of us won’t get to New York to see it. That doesn’t mean we can’t take some time this fall to enjoy the story, especially those who haven’t read it yet. But if it being a bestselling novel, a successful film and now an anticipated show on Broadway isn’t enough, I’ve got one more good reason for you. Grisham is releasing a sequel novel, titled Sycamore Row, on October 22, 2013.
Sycamore Row picks up three years after the heart wrenching trial in A Time to Kill. And not unlike the beloved original story, Jake Brigance will be at the center of another controversial trial.
“Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jack into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier,” description courtesy of John Grisham’s website.
So if you’re new to the story or returning to an old favorite, A Time to Kill is worth your time.
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