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Twelve Angry Men

Raven Theatre East Stage (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

66 ratings
4.5 average rating
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10 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 17 2010

Excellent acting and staging. Good energy and timing, especially for a preview. Worth seeing.

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11 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 16 2010

I will skip comments on the play, which is well know.

*Please note that I attended a preview performance - so perfection was not expected

The performance showed promise. A few lines were fumbled, a few errors made, but all in all it was...continued

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26 reviews
45 stars
attended Feb 26 2010

This is the kind of play that is ideal for a theater as intimate as the Raven East. The characters were wonderfully drawn, the stage beautifully used. My only regret is that there had to be an intermission. Luckily the cast was able to...continued

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 12 2010

The play could have been a springboard for some fabulous performances, but wasn't. They overacted the "angry" part, which might have been more effective if it was a little more subtle. That said, I love this theater, so I took a chance. Not...continued

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14 reviews
24 stars
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13 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 18 2010

Went with mother who saw original movie and niece that read the book in high school and we all thought it was an excellent play. I thought all of the actors did a wonderful job and were cast perfectly.

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 17 2010

Wonderfully performed play. We took our 25 and 17 year old children and they were impressed as well. Highly recommended.

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9 reviews
30 stars
attended Feb 25 2010

This was outstanding! Great realism and energy, too. I particularly enjoyed the play because I have served on six juries myself. Two federal and four Cook County (two of which were murder trials).

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8 reviews
14 stars
attended Mar 13 2010

I remember the original "12 Angry Men" from 1957. The 1957 jurors included the likes of [Fonda, E.G.Marshall, Balsma, Begley, and others] so my expectations for this Raven East Stage production was not too high.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 16 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed the play. The cast did an excellent job and was very in character and believable. Yes, there were some dialogue flubs, but it actually was not too noticeable since people can mess up when they are upset in reality.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 18 2010

The acting was excellent very convincing. You felt like you were part of the jury as if you were one of the characters. I though it was clever to have a mixed race jury. I highly recommend this play for everyone to see.

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 16 2010

It was very powerful. Everyone did a fantastic job and it was the preview night. We really enjoyed it.

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 26 2010

Excellent acting. Loved the venue, nice to be so close to the actors.

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

The plot was interesting but the actors were awesome! They were so filled of emotion that you forgot they were actors and believed that this was actually their lives that they were talking about. My husband and I really enjoyed the play and...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 25 2010

Great writing! A classic. Actors had strong presence,and it was fun!

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

I thought the production was very well done. The energy was great and the intensity was extremely good. Even though I knew the story, it still drew you into it. I really felt part of the production.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 05 2010

It was my first time at this theater. The staff was very friendly. The staging was great! I liked the play. It was a different perspective on 12 Angry Men. The acting was great and the show was very thought provoking. My boyfriend and I woke up...continued

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1 review
13 stars
attended Feb 17 2010

I really enjoyed this play. I live in close proximity to the Raven and I've never gone before. I recommend this production highly and I will definitely see other offerings at the theater.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 25 2010

It was wonderful. Everybody did a fabulous job and all of us that attended in my party thoroughly enjoyed this performance. Thanks for a great evening!

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1 review
4 stars
attended Mar 12 2010

This was my first time to this venue. I enjoyed it's charm. The seating isn't as comfortable but the experience was pleasurable. The acting and stagin were excellent. I took my 19 yr old son who has been to broadway plays and he enjoyed the...continued

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