HeatThumbnailIt’s 1962. A hot August night lies heavy over the small town of Argo, buy more about Alabama. A dead white man is discovered and the local police arrest a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs. The police discover that their prime suspect is in fact a homicide detective from California. As it happens, medications Tibbs becomes the racially-tense community’s single hope in solving a brutal murder that is turning up no witnesses, no motives, and no clues.

We’re excited that Derek Snow, who was last seen in 2013’s Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, returns to Falcon to portray Tibbs and Mike Hall, last seen in The 39 Steps, will portray Gillespie.  Rounding out the cast is a group of Falcon veterans and talented new faces to the Falcon stage.  We can’t wait for you to see this important show that is far more relevant today than we even imagined when we picked the show a year ago.

“The play is taut and startlingly resonant, even as it deals with events taking place nearly 50 years ago. Pelfrey’s work is economical and uncompromising…suspenseful, thrilling, and stunningly theatrical.” – Nytheatre.com

Directed by Ed Cohen


Tibbs – Derek Snow
Gillespie – Michael Hall
Sam – Simon Powell
Pete – Dan Maloney
Melanie – Dee Anne Bryll
Noreen – Allison Evans
Coroner/Mayor – Terry Gosdin
Oberst/Purdy – Tom Peters
Ralph/Kaufman – Jamie Ball
Tatum/Endicott/Jennings – Rich Setterberg

In the Heat of the Night runs February 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 2015 at Falcon Theatre in Newport.  Get your tickets by clicking on the Purchase Ticket button to your left.