"This program is inspiring, both to students and to the rest of us. It's a great way to help them see how important and relevant (and vibrant) arts in their community are to the rest of their lives and to their own experiences."
Irene Faass -
Professor at MCTC
Written by Reginald Rose
Directed by Peter Rothstein
June 8 - July 16, 2022
In form, Twelve Angry Men is a courtroom drama; in purpose, it's a crash course in those passages of the U.S. Constitution that promise defendants a fair trial and the presumption of innocence. In a small New York City jury room, on "the hottest day of the year," twelve men debate the fate of a young Puerto Rican defendant charged with murdering his father. This is the world premiere of this new American musical, adapted from one of America’s greatest dramas. Some questions include: How to separate politics and moral values in the jury room? Is it easy to you speak your truth? What is the gender and racial authority in political decision making groups?
NOTE: Discussions for TWELVE ANGRY MEN will take place in early-mid June.