Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel. Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose.
Directed by Andrew Harth
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 person; of a man or woman 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 is, 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—in tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats—add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, an experience you’ll be proud to present.
Twelve Angry Men is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois
What People are Saying
I saw their show “Twelve Angry Men” just this night, and I am astonished by it. The emotional build-up in each act is performed smoothly and efficiently. The blocking, or movement on stage, made sense with what the characters were doing. If you have time go see this show, it is small seating but you really do feel like a fly on the wall in a hot room full of angry men. I can’t wait to see more shows by this company.
Rebecca Anne Conkling
My daughter and I just attended “ 12 Angry Men” this evening”… we were captivated from the beginning to end! I truly felt as if I was sitting in a room of true jurors as they battled out the fate of a real life! It was moving… the cast did an excellent job.. we look forward to enjoying more productions at your lovely and intimate little theater! Bravo !
Just saw 12 Angry Men. Great play with a great cast in an up-close, unique atmosphere at the Nordlof Center. Affordable and in our own backyard. Rockford needs to support this!!