“Twelve Angry Jurors” by High School Drama Club
March 29 & 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PERFORMANCE
A 19-year-old boy has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. “He doesn’t stand a chance,” mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. “This is a remarkable thing about democracy,” says the foreign-born juror, “that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man, of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing.” But personal it does become, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their own eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become twelve angry people. The jurors’ final verdict and how they reach it—will electrify our audience.
“12 Angry Jurors” (Also known as “12 Angry Men”) focuses on a jury’s deliberations in a capital murder case. A jury is sent to begin deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of an 18-year-old man accused in the stabbing death of his father, where a guilty verdict means an automatic death sentence.
The play is performed in English.
Written by Reginald Rose. Directed by David Ray.
Tickets: Premium – $25 Adults – $10 Students – $5