Adapted by Sherman L Sergel
Based on the Emmy Award Winning Television Movie by Reginald Rose
Directed by Chris Nardine
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 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 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 12 angry people.
Runs 80 minutes, no intermission. With production design by Mark Chenovick.
Location: Redmond Town Center, 2nd floor
Tickets ($30) here.