Twelve Angry Men
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 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 will electrify you and keep you on the edge of your seat.
Kent and Bill were interviewed about Kent's portrayal of Juror #3 in RCT's current production of
12 Angry Men. Excerpts of the climax of Act I are included throughout taken from a recent rehearsal.
You can read the article on Seattle Refined HERE