Drama club presents suspenseful courtroom drama: “Twelve Angry Jurors”
Conant Drama Club presented “Twelve Angry Jurors,” a moving courtroom drama filled with suspense and lengthy discussions of morals, as their annual spring play. Showings took place this past Friday and Saturday on April 15 and 16 at 7:30 P.M.
“Twelve Angry Jurors” is an adaptation of Reginald Rose’s original play titled “Twelve Angry Men,” and has been made into two movies and several television shows. In the drama, a jury is forced to decide whether or not a young man accused of murdering his father is innocent or guilty. If the jury decides that he is guilty, he will be punished with the death sentence; if the jury decides that he is innocent, he will walk free. The jury’s vote must be unanimous, or else a “hung jury” will be declared, and the homicide case will result in a mistrial. At the beginning of the play, all but one of the jurors believe the young man to be guilty, and after some argumentation and presentation of evidence, the others’ opinions begin to sway.
This year’s play was directed by English teacher Anna Grig and Applied Tech teacher Shayna Adelman, along with the help of student director sophomore Emma Lee.
Take a look at the show with these pictures taken at Thursday’s dress rehearsal, and check back later for a full review.