Reginald Roses classic drama was originally produced as the teleplay 12 Angry Men for CBS television in 1954, followed by the successful stage adaptation in 1955, and the multiple Academy Award nominated film version in 1957 starring Henry Fonda and directed by Sidney Lumet. Roses drama starts at the beginning of jury deliberations for a homicide case involving a 16 year-old boy and his murdered father. The twelve jurors must unanimously agree on a verdict. A guilty verdict will result in a mandatory death sentence. Initially, the jurors nearly have a unanimous decision of guilty. One juror, however, stands alone as a dissenter, encouraging the rest of the jury to discuss the case in more detail because of the severity of the punishment the teenage boy faces. As the deliberation ensues, many of the jurors overtly and inadvertently reveal their personal prejudices toward the young defendants race and socio-economic background.
August 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th and 11th at 7:30pm at KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts
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