September 4, 5, 6, 7, 2008
(Rain date: 9/8/08 8:00 pm)
Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm.
Location: Breese Northside Park, 1000 North Main Street, Breese, IL 62230
Based on the Emmy award-winning show by Reginald Rose.
Adapted by Sherman Sergel.
* Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. 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 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 the audience and keep them on the edge of their seats—add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature.
Director: Dustin McSparin<- Back to 2008-2009 Season