Klein Cain Theatre Presents its Newest Play of the Year

This week, The Klein Cain Theatre program debuts its first play (titled “12 Angry Jurors”) in front of a live audience. Stage-managed by Akilah Batiste (assisted by Joshua Clark), the play will have shows for three days; these days being Friday, Sept. 13, Saturday, Sept. 14, and Monday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.

Klein Cain Theatre cast members of “Twelve Angry Jurors” performing a scene at play previews. Photo by: Zoe Rivers

The play, titled “12 Angry Jurors”, features a cast of 15 individuals with a backstage crew of 14. Based on the adaptation of Reginald Ronald’s Emmy-award winning television movie “12 Angry Men”, Sherman L. Sergel’s “12 Angry Women”, the play’s general synopsis is this:

Synopsis

“A 19-year-old boy has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. He doesn’t stand a chance,” mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room.

It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts.

“This is a remarkable thing about democracy,” the foreign-born juror said. “That we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man, of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing.”

Ashlee Halbert, Helene Rosborough, Avery LaBlanc performing a scene during the play previews of “Twelve Angry Jurors”. Photo by: Zoe Rivers.

But personal it does become, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined. Suddenly, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their own eyes. Because of this, tempers get short. Furthermore, arguments grow heated and the jurors become twelve angry people. Throughout the story, intense scenes will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats. Finally, the jurors’ final verdict and how they reach it add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, an experience you’ll be proud to present.

Purchasing Tickets

At the moment, The Klein Cain Theatre program currently sells its tickets online for $7. If you purchase tickets online you will have the option to choose your seats for either you, your friend(s), colleague(s), and/or family.

Yesterday, play previews ran on for all English, Theatre Arts, and Advanced-English courses which allowed you to experience the play first-hand if you’re thinking about purchasing tickets.

If you want to purchase tickets right now, click here.