Alum Matt Pelfrey Adapts 'In the Heat of the Night' for Stage

Thursday, April 21, 2016
BROADWAY WORLD, CHICAGO -- Shattered Globe Theatre concludes its 25th anniversary season with the gripping, racially charged mystery “In the Heat of the Night,” based on the novel by John Ball, adapted by Matt Pelfrey and directed by Louis Contey, playing April 21 – June 4 in Chicago. Pelfrey’s new adaptation of the novel leaves room for the evolution of these attitudes. But watching the nightly news — How far have we come? Pelfrey is the resident playwright at Furious Theatre. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State and his Master of Fine Arts from University of California, Los Angeles, where he is teaching undergraduate playwriting.