Willsboro Central School students will give an intimate and intense performance this weekend with their portrayal of 12 Angry Jurors, Sherman L. Sergel’s modern adaptation of Reginald Rose’s classic play 12 Angry Men.
Below is a brief summary of the plot to entice you.
The 12 student actors from grades  through 11 act out the explosive drama of jurors trying to figure out if a young man accused of murdering his father is guilty. […] As one juror stands alone to say not guilty the 11 other jurors must come to terms with their own prejudices and personal experiences to see if in their hearts they believe the defendant is guilty. The deliberations become personal, 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. (Valley News)
How will it conclude? See the play to find out!
Willsboro Drama Club leader and director, Derrick Hopkins gave the following statement of support for this show and his students:
Through the support and encouragement from the Board of Education and Superintendent, Mr. Broadwell, the Club is finally able to bring this sensational and beloved play to the stage. The students have really taken on this challenge. Each student is on stage the entire play and it has been a Master Class in the fundamentals of acting. Being engaged, listening, reacting, and bringing their emotions to a boiling point has been integral aspects of the teaching process. I am so impressed with the level of growth and dedication these young actors have taken in their preparation of this classic drama. (Valley News)
Performances take place on May 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. and June 1 at 2 p.m. The production will be held on the Willsboro school stage in the round. Admission is $5. Seating is limited to 90, so be sure to show up early to get a good seat!
See the full cast list of the students performing in 12 Angry Jurors:
Foreman, Juror #1 – Mikaela Salem
Juror #2 – Adam Mero
Juror #3 – Connor Sheehan
Juror #4 – Taressa Lacey
Juror #5 – Dana Klein
Juror #6 – Benjamin Jackson
Juror #7 – Mat Longware
Juror #8 – Laura Klein
Juror #9 – Regan Arnold
Juror #10 – Austin Ferris
Juror #11 – Warren Jackson
Juror #12 – Max Longware
The Guard – Erinn Walker
Voice of the Judge – Oliver Lee
Voice of the Clerk – Joelle Steeves
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