In 12 Angry Men, 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. 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, mature piece of dramatic literature.
The production on June 18 is buy one, get one free.