by Reginald Rose|
directed by Mike Boland
John Wesley Shipp
(actor and director, known for The Flash, Dawson's Creek and NYPD Blue)
The cast: Juror 1 Mat Young, Juror 2 Sam Williamson, Juror 3 Mike Boland, Juror 4 Will Jeffries, Juror 5 Paulo Araujo, Juror 6 Mike Massimino, Juror 7 Guy Rocco, Juror 8 John Wesley Shipp, Juror 9 Jim Gordon, Juror 10 Robert Watts, Juror 11 A.m. Bhatt, Juror 12 Rob Kennedy.
A special staged reading of this classic play about society, politics, and justice.
A 19-year-old man 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 caseuntil 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 placeand 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 eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men. The jurors' final verdict and how they reach itin tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seatsadd up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, an experience you'll be proud to present.
"12 Angry Men" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (View)
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|