Tuesday November 26, 2013 / 8:00pmTwelve Angry Men
How was your experience?
This was an amazing play about 12 jurors in deliberation about a murder case and all the sensitive issues that arise surrounding race, class, human nature, prejudice, and forgiveness. The heightened tensions that surface between the jurors highlight cultural and social insensitivities that are all too real today. Essentially, the vote was 11 guilty and 1 not guilty at the start, but slowly as walls of racism and prejudices came down, the vote went 10 guilty/2 not guilty, 8 guilty/ 4 not guilty, all the way to 12 not guilty. It was a transformative reveal of growth between all the jurors. I especially loved the interactive panel called Talk Back Tuesdays where the audience, actors, director, educators discussed issues embedded within the play i.e racism and racism in the arts. Although a lot of the audience left, about 45% stayed to voice their questions and comments. Overall, the play was a great educational platform thru the arts that touched on real life issues!