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12 ANGRY MEN, by Reginald Rose
June 17 @ 8:00 pm - June 18 @ 10:00 pm$25 – $40
The Town Players of New Canaan is performing the classic 12 Angry Men at the Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park for two weekends with a powerful cast of top local actors and professional actors from NYC and LA. We are the ONLY theater in the USA performing this Professional Version this year! Others perform the adapted versions by Sherman L. Sergel.
12 Angry Men is a 1955 stage play by Reginald Rose which he adapted from his 1954 teleplay of the same title for the CBS Studio One. It took nearly 50 years for the play to make its Broadway debut in October, 2004 where it ran for a stellar 328 performances at the American Airlines Theatre. This version then toured the US in 2006/2007. And now the Town Players are bringing this Broadway version to New Canaan!
The play explores the deliberations of a jury of a homicide trial, in which a dozen “men with ties and a coat” decide the fate of a teenager accused of murdering his abusive father. At the beginning, they are nearly unanimous in concluding the youth is guilty. One man dissents, declaring him “not guilty”, and he sows a seed of reasonable doubt. Eventually he convinces the other jurors to support a unanimous “not guilty” verdict.