BBA Performing Arts to Stage ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’
The Performing Arts Department at Burr and Burton Academy will present ‘Twelve Angry Jurors,’ a play based upon Reginald Rose’s combustible ‘Twelve Angry Men,’ directed by Jim Raposa, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday, November 4 to 7. The story is as relevant today as it was when it premiered on CBS from Westinghouse Studio One over 60 years ago. Rewritten as the 1957 Academy Award-nominated film starring Henry Fonda, this riveting play has been produced throughout the world in countless stage productions and was once again realized on the small screen in 1997 with George C. Scott, James Gandolfini and Tony Danza. Get your tickets and see how one man stands alone against bigotry to confront racism and asks each juror to question their own sense of justice. As the evidence of murder in the first degree is re-examined, a seemingly open and shut case descends into a fiery drama that could end with a guilty verdict and the death penalty. Watch and listen as the judicial process unfolds before you. Visit bbatickets.com for tickets ; they are $7 for BBA
students, faculty and staff and $12 for adults. The play will be staged in the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.