Twelve Angry Men
By Reginald Rose
Directed by Lyle Krueger
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," the guard mutters 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, 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 it add up to a fine, dramatic presentation.
Produced by Hartford Players Ltd. at Schauer Arts & Activities Center 147 n. Rural St. Hartford, WI 5
Performances: February 29 - March 8, 2008
Performance Times: Feb. 29, Mar.1, Mar.7 & 8 all at 7:30 PM Mar.2 at 2:00 PM
Ticket Prices: $10.00 each until 2/29 $12.00 ea. beginning 2/29/2008 Senior discount ($1.00)available
Call 262-670-0560 for reservations or more information.