A Night at the Theater – Twelve Angry Jurors
Date(s) - Thursday, March 8, 2018
The Women’s Alliance is hosting a Night at the Theater for a performance of Twelve Angry Jurors, by Reginald Rose, performed by The Players at Barker Playhouse on Benefit Street. The Alliance has purchased half the house (50 seats) on the evening of Thursday, March 8, and is inviting members of the congregation to join them.
Originally set in 1956 and titled Twelve Angry Men, the once all-white, all-male play has been updated to current-day Brooklyn, New York, with a diverse cast of men and women. Few changes were made to the powerful script, and though some details are less than current – there is no death penalty in New York, for example – the basics of the story and characters are timeless (sometimes unfortunately so). When a single juror is the only holdout for an innocent verdict in a patricide trial, what develops is a picture of America at its best . . . and worst.
Reception at 6:30p, Performance at 7:30p
Tickets ($20) available from Edie Warren (firstname.lastname@example.org) through March 6.
Net proceeds from this event will be included in the Alliance’s year-end donations to charities that support women and families.