“12 Angry Men” at Theatre Lawrence
- Categories: Theater
- Event posted: Jan. 27, 2013
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
12 Angry Men opens at Theatre Lawrence, Friday April 12.
12 Angry Men was adapted by Sherman Sergel and based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose starring Henry Fonda.
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 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 eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men.
All characters in the drama are known only by their numbers. Juror number Eight, the instigator of reviewing and analyzing the facts is played by Topekan, Walt Boyd. Other actors from Topeka include Raymond Remp, Hi Stockwell, and newcomer Bill Gloy. Lawrence actors include Dean Bevan, Andy Pitts, Randy Parker, Shawn Trimble, Jerzy Gipp, Travis Privat, Dennis Craig and Dustin Chase.
The production is directed by Charles Whitman with Jeff Blair as the Assistant Director.
SHOW: April 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21,25, 26, 27, 28 Thursday - Saturday 7:30 pm; Sundays 2:30 Opening night audiences are invited to a 6:30pm. pre-show reception catered by the Eldridge. Featured Artist is Mary Anne King.
For tickets: 785-843-SHOW (7469) Box Office hours 11:30-4:30 M-F www.theatrelawrence.com 1501 New Hampshire
This show is Co-Produced by Wells Fargo and Associate Co-Produced by Footprints.
- Ongoing until Sunday, April 28, 2013
- Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
- Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
- Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
- Theater Lawrence, 1501 New Hampshire St., Lawrence