"Twelve Angry Men" Performed by Twelve Impassioned Women of Connecticut Theatre
Herstory Theatre and The Arts at Angeloria's, LLC have teamed up to gather an eclectic cast of Connecticut theatre women who will lend their impassioned voices to a staged reading of the classic play, Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose.
About Twelve Angry Men:
The play was adapted from Reginald Roses 1954 teleplay of the same name for the CBS Studio One television series. The success of the made-for-television courtroom drama resulted in a film adaptation directed by Sidney Lumet. Twelve Angry Men was Lumet's first feature film, and the only producing credit for Henry Fonda (who also starred in the film). Viewed as a classic, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Screenplay. The Broadway debut of Twelve Angry Men came 50 years after CBS aired the play, opening on October 28, 2004 at the Roundabout Theatre Companys American Airlines Theatre where it ran for 328 performances and was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor in a Play, and Best Direction of a Play.
In the story, a 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. Sequestered in a small room, each juror reveals their 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 Twelve Angry Men.
Following the staged reading and at intermission, audience members, cast, and staff will have the opportunity to visit with women involved in local government from both parties, update voter registration, and visit with each other about issues facing women today. Donations for Girls Inc- "Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold." will be welcomed that day.
(Rights obtained through Dramatic Publishing Company in conjunction with 12,000 Voices.)
No refunds or exchanges.
The Arts at Angeloria's, LLC (View)
223 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike
Southington, CT 06489
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|