Twelve Angry Women

The Rude Mechanicals’ next live show at the Greenbelt Arts Center! “Twelve Angry Women,” by Reginald Rose, stage version by Sherman L. Sergel, produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois, both tells a story and examines our society. The story is straightforward: twelve strangers must vote guilty or not guilty to decide the future of a young man charged with the murder of his father. Their verdict must be unanimous. The drama is played out in a claustrophobic jury room during an unbearable hot summer day. The environment is a crucible—a vessel that purifies through fire. Each of the jurors is forced to face herself—her life experiences, prejudices, personalities, and biases. Herein lies the ever-ascending drama of the play—the conflicts of every jury member within herself and with her fellow jurors as they examine the evidence.

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