**** Highly Recommended **** Today, we’ll have a pop quiz. I know you’ve heard the iconic line, “They call me Mr. Tibbs.” Who said that? The answer: Sydney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs in a 1967 movie, “In the Heat of the Night”, a noir thriller based on a 1965 novel by John Ball. Why the quiz? Because I couldn’t come up with a better way to let you know that Virgil Tibbs is back! In fact, you can feel all the nuances of that iconic line in Shattered Globe Theatre’s gripping 4 Spotlight production of “In the Heat of the Night”.
It was great to see Northwest Indiana’s own Angie Shriner, who got her acting chops in NWI community theater, cast in a pivotal role. If you see her around, ask her about the chewing gum scene!
Shattered Globe Theatre’s “In the Heat of the Night” runs through June 5th at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Running time is 90 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $33. Valet parking is available. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.theaterwit.org.
Read the rest of my review at www.spotlightonlake.com.