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9 reviews
2 stars
I wore a silk suit and my husband wore a dress jacket and pants. People are dressing rather sloppy for the theater lately. It is a special place and I enjoy seeing the folks dressed up. It makes it seem more special..
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148 reviews
40 stars
Mitsua Market on Paularino, 1.5 blocks east of Bristol on the South side of the 405 has a great food court with all kinds of Japanese Food available. The market has a great "to-go" sushi fare and in the early evening most of the sushi, made that afternoon, is marked down for a quick sale. I especially like the noodle shop closest to the check out stands of the Market, and their spicy Pork Noodles are terrific. More expensive and the best in the food court is the noodle shop in the middle of the court, about 3 stalls to the right of the first noodle shop, to the right of it, is a stall that has a great tempura, teriyaki combo, that I've enjoyed for years. Mitsua Market has wonderful desserts with shops specializing in frozen mochi and pastries, as well as fare only found in Japan. In fact, going to Mitsua is to be transported to an authentic Japanese SuperMarket and Food Court.
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"Twelve Angry Men"
78 ratings
4.6 average rating
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20 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 28 2008

The acting was solid, not a weak performance in the bunch; the dialogue tight & well-crafted - no obsequiousness.

The play provides a powerful mirror into the dark fringes of the human condition, where fear and (not so) private prejudices...continued

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18 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 28 2008

bring your binoculars for better viewing.

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 28 2008

The play was very good, but we couldn't enjoy it in full, because we could hardly hear anything at the back of first tier! Either acoustics need to improve or microphones be stronger...

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Quotes & Highlights

“Roundabout Theatre Company’s acclaimed revival presents edge-of-your-seat narrative with juicy acting turns, resulting in a crackling good time!” —Variety
“Theatrically irresistible…seductive…sends a chill up the spine!” —The Washington Post
“The play grips you from the start and never lets up. It’s…a pleasure and a treasure after all these years.” —The Boston Globe

Description

In Twelve Angry Men, a young delinquent awaits sentencing for the manslaughter of his aggressive father. Twelve jurors are corralled in a room for their deliberations in that murder trial. One juror feels that there is a “reasonable doubt” — to the frustration of his eleven colleagues — thereby preventing a quick verdict. During the heated debate, the hidden preconceptions and assumptions of the jurors are revealed. When faced with playing the hangman, each juror is forced to face himself.

Starring Richard Thomas, written by Reginald Rose and directed by Scott Ellis, this national tour is produced by Roundabout Theatre Company. Critics across the country have been unanimous in their praise for this production. The New York Times called it “The undeniable hit of the Broadway dramatic season!” New York Magazine proclaimed it “A classic in the making!” The Associated Press described it as “Exhilarating! An absorbing theatrical experience.” In addition, Twelve Angry Men has been the recipient of several local awards for excellence, including the Independent Reviewers of New England Best Visiting Production – Large Stage Award for the Boston engagement, Cincinnati’s Acclaim Award for Best Touring Production and a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Non-resident Production (Washington, D.C.).

Roundabout’s national tour of Twelve Angry Men premiered in New Haven, Connecticut at the Shubert Theatre on September 19, 2006, and since played in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Boston, Columbus, Minneapolis, Appleton, Birmingham, Atlanta, Louisville, Cincinnati, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Sacramento, Seattle, Los Angeles and Miami. Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway production of Twelve Angry Men was the longest-running production at its home, the American Airlines Theatre, extending an unprecedented seven times to run for 32 weeks. This production marked the first time the show was ever seen on a Broadway stage. Its record-breaking run earned three Tony Award nominations and critical acclaim.

Originally written as a teleplay that appeared in 1954 on CBS’s drama series Studio One, Twelve Angry Men was one of the brightest jewels of television’s Golden Age. The story was subsequently made into a major motion picture in 1957 with an all-star cast that included Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda and Jack Klugman. Reginald Rose, who would go on to create and write scripts for the television series The Defenders, wrote a stage version in 1964. In 1997, Showtime, in response to questions about “reasonable doubt” raised during the O.J. Simpson trial, produced a new movie version with a racially diverse cast that featured George C. Scott, Jack Lemmon, Ossie Davis and Edward James Olmos.

Richard Thomas (Juror #8): Since his Broadway debut in Sunrise At Campobello in 1958, Mr. Thomas has appeared on the New York stage countless times, most recently in Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway production of Richard Greenberg’s A Naked Girl On The Appian Way, and last season in Michael Frayn’s Democracy and As You Like It in Central Park. Mr. Thomas has starred in more than 40 films for television including Terrence McNally’s Andre’s Mother and Wild Hearts for Hallmark. His television series have included It’s A Miracle, Just Cause and The Waltons, for which he won an Emmy Award in 1972.

Scott Ellis (Director) is the Associate Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre Company. For Roundabout, he has directed the recent production of Entertaining Mr. Sloane with Alec Baldwin. Past Roundabout Broadway productions include Twelve Angry Men (Drama Desk, Tony nom.), The Look of Love, Rodgers & Hart’s The Boys From Syracuse, Arthur Miller’s The Man Who Had All The Luck (Roundabout & Williamstown), The Rainmaker with Woody Harrelson and Jayne Atkinson, 1776 (Drama Desk, Tony nom.), _Company _(Tony nom.), She Loves Me (Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk, Tony nom), Picnic (Outer Critics nom.) and A Month In The Country with Helen Mirren. Additional Broadway directing credits include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Steel Pier (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Tony nom.), and the 2007 Tony-nominated hits The Little Dog Laughed and Kander & Ebb’s new musical Curtains.

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Post-Show Panel Discussions*

To deepen the audience’s theater-going experience, the Performing Artscenter will offer a series of free Q&A panel discussions February 26-28 with prominent legal professionals and select members of the cast following each performance. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions about different issues the play raises and also learn more about the American criminal justice system. Panelists include: Neil H. Cogan, vice president and dean of Whittier Law School; M. Katharine B. Darmer, professor of law at Chapman University School of Law; Marri Derby, director of the Alternate Defender’s Office; Scott Howe, professor of criminal law at Chapman University School of Law and Lawrence Rosenthal, professor of law at Chapman University School of Law. The Q&A panel discussion will start at 9:10pm and last approximately 30 minutes.