June 2016

Twelve Angry Jurors

Life is in their hands

Death is on their minds

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 they become 12 angry jurors.

This is somebody's life. We can't decide in five minutes.

Juror 8

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Juror 3 (Derek Olson) can't keep his anger to himself

Twelve Angry Jurors Cast

  • Juror 1: Kemper Gusso
  • Juror 2: Isaac Otterman
  • Juror 3: Derek Olson
  • Juror 4: Michelle Deyo-Amende
  • Juror 5: Dillon Bryant
  • Juror 6: Darin Newton
  • Juror 7: Wilbur Newland
  • Juror 8: Deb Brunette
  • Juror 9: Wayne Gilbert
  • Juror 10: Robert Soderstrom
  • Juror 11: Chris Loomis
  • Juror 12: Kai Wisser
  • Guard: Nick Pope
  • Judge: Carrie Donovan

Twelve Angry Jurors Creative

  • Director: Derek Olson
  • Assistant Director: Robert Soderstrom
  • Lights: Alanya Drabek
  • Sound: Kathryn Anderson
  • Producer: Michelle Deyo-Amende

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company.

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