Twelve Angry Jurors

Show times

Friday, November 17 at 8:00 PM at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, BU School of Music.

Saturday, November 18 at 8:00 PM at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, BU School of Music

Tickets for this event may be purchased at the door ($20 cash only) or at the WMCA box office .

About the Play

Twelve Angry Jurors is exactly the same play as Twelve Angry Men, written by Reginald Rose for a television special in 1954 and then adapted for the stage by Sherman Shergel in 1955.  It was made into a film starring Henry Fonda in 1957.  Why the jury consisted of men only is a mystery, as women were common on juries at the time.  In our production, many of the jurors are women, and it is traditional to rename the play as Twelve Angry Jurors whenever a mixed cast is used.  Set in the 1950′s when the death penalty was usual in homicide cases, it is the story of jury room deliberations that will decide the fate of a young man accused of murdering his father.  As it deals with prejudice, apathy, and short-sightedness within the jury, it is as timely today as it was 70 years ago.