Twelve 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. 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, an experience you’ll be proud to present.

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Photography by Steve Irish

Cast/Characters

Juror 1 – Chris Fontaine

Juror 2 – Dave Payton

Juror 3 – Kris Knudsen

Juror 4 – Leopold Shircel

Juror 5 – Michelle Bestul

Juror 6 – Julie Tyson

Juror 7 – Randall Elliot Stache

Juror 8 – Mike Roehl

Juror 9 – Russ Wiverstad

Juror 10 – Jeff Kelm

Juror 11 – Michael A. Eberhardy

Juror 12 – Frank Weidner

Guard – Clark R. Kirst

Judge – Dick Pool

Clerk – Dave Steinmeyer

Understudy – Kevin M. Lampe

Production Staff

Director: Glenn Schultz

Stage Manager: Samantha Lin Pool

Production Manager: Dustin L. Uhl

Technical Supervisor: Eric Rautmann

Set Design: Dustin L. Uhl

Costume Design: Beverly Dulmes

Light Design: Rick Klein

Sound Design: Joe Selinski

Properties: Karen Held

Make-Up Design: Christy Zimmermann

Master Carpenter: Lloyd Reilley, Jon Cook

Paint Master: Susan Baumgart