New England Youth Theatre presents ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’

BRATTLEBORO-New England Youth Theatre (NEYT) presents Twelve Angry Jurors, by Reginald Rose, adapted by Sherman L. Sergel, Friday through Sunday, April 5–7 at NEYT, 100 Flat Street.

This play is directed by Eric Bass, assistant directed by James Gelter, choreographed by Shoshana Bass, scored by composer Julian Gerstin, and features members of the NEYT's senior company.

Twelve Angry Jurors (originally written as Twelve Angry Men) is a play about saving a democratic process, not necessarily about saving an innocent man. "We cannot know whether the accused in this play is actually guilty," say organizers in a news release, "we can only join the deliberations of the jury to determine whether there is enough evidence to convict the accused."

"Twelve Angry Jurors is a play of arguments," says Eric Bass. "It demands our attention. It is a play of brief and shifting alliances and strange bedfellows. For the actors, it requires their full attention. And this is indeed challenging. Every word matters. That is how it is when something quite big is at stake - a person's life, or Democracy itself. Is this play exciting? Indisputably. And deeply human, warts and all."

Twelve Angry Jurors plays four performances: Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 6, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 for students, $13 for seniors, and $15 for adults, with a 65 cent fee per ticket. Tickets available at and at the door.

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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