Last weekend for ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’
May 3, 2012
The final weekend of the Douglas High School drama “Twelve Angry Jurors” begins tonight.
Drama teacher Amy Sando said although the turnout was low, the cast received good feedback from opening weekend.
“We got really great feedback from people who had seen the film,” she said. “We had a variety of audience members from kids to adults.”
Based on Henry Fonda’s 1957 production of “Twelve Angry Men,” the play is a drama about the effects of prejudices, as well as a well-written display of humanity.
After being handed the fate of a 19-year-old boy, 11 jurors are left to try to convince a juror who refuses to overlook questionable evidence.
Sando was also proud of how the students played such challenging characters.
“They did a good job showing the journey of some of the jurors,” Sando said. “I love the challenge of working with student actors to create honest and believable characters who they believe to be far removed from their own experiences. I hope that they grow as actors and people by stepping inside someone else’s skin.”
A silent auction will also be held during the weekend with items from JT’s Basque Bar & Restaurant, Silver Strikes Bowling Lanes, and Genoa Lakes Golf Resort.
“I encourage people to come because it’s a well-written and moving play,” Sando said. “The audience learns something about the process of jury deliberation and human nature, as well as being entertained.”
For more information, contact Amy Sando at firstname.lastname@example.org or 392-1543.