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RSVP by 4/22: 12 ANGRY MEN

May 23, 12:30 pm2:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until May 23, 2024

Prison Performing Arts
3547 Olive St #250
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States

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Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel. Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

Directed by Rachel Tibbetts 

Assistant Directed by Miranda Jagels Félix

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Northeast Correctional Center

13698 Airport Road

Bowling Green, MO 63334

MATINEE – 1:00pm (12:30pm check-in)

EVENING – 6:00pm (5:30pm check-in)

RSVP deadline: Monday, April 22, 2024

Please note: you are only able to attend the performance time you sign up for through the PPA website.

A 19-year-old man 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,” says the foreign-born juror, “that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a person; of a man or woman we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing.” But personal it is, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men.

A special presentation from PPA’s Spoken Word class will accompany the play.

Cover art by Michael X. Campbell

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