2014 “TWELVE ANGRY MEN “
Date: Jan 1st, 2014Time: 12:19pm
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. “He doesn’t stand a chance” muttered the guard as he leads the jurors off to deliberate. It looks like an open and shut case until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eye 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 a personal thing it becomes, 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 final verdict and how it is reached – in tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats – add up to an exceptional piece of dramatic literature.
Written by Reginald Rose
Director: Marlaina Seay