University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy is pleased to announce the 2022 fall play — 12 Angry Jurors!
12 Angry Jurors is a mixed-cast performance of 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. "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 [and women]. The jurors' final verdict and how they reach it—in tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats—add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature.
General Meeting: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Auditions: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Callbacks: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Performances to be held at Marygrove College Theater.
Tickets will also be available for sale at the door or during lunch hours at school while they last.