12 Angry Jurors

graphic for 12 Angry Jurors. Includes title in black on a red background, with the silhouettes of 12 chairs, 11 black and 1 white
  • Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel
  • Based on the Emmy Award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose
  • Produced by Brenda Townsend and Brian Keon
  • Directed by Emerson McMurtry

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 their 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 angry. The jurors’ final verdict and how they reach it—in tense scenes that will electrify the audience and keep them on the edge of their seats.

*The original title of the show was 12 Angry Men, but this production has been granted permissiont to include all gender identities.

March 4 – 20 Fridays & Saturdays, 7pm; Sundays 2pm
Patio Playhouse Theater, 116 S Kalmia, Escondido, CA 92025