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Twelve Angry Men/Women/Jurors

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. Twelve 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.

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama, Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • 70 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, Senior Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre
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 the 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 man; of a man 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 does become, 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.

The jurors' final verdict and how they reach it - in tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats - add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, an experience you'll be proud to present.

  • Casting: 12M, 1M or F
  • Casting Notes: 2 offstage voices (or combined for a mixed cast.
    Twelve Angry Men can also be performed as Twelve Angry Women. Or by using a combination of these two editions, it can be staged with a mixed cast as Twelve Angry Jurors.
    The key parts to watch in casting are the parts of Jurors #3 and #8. These should probably be played by men, if you have them available - though any combination of men and women you have will work.

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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 the 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 man; of a man 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 does become, 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.

The jurors' final verdict and how they reach it - in tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats - add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, an experience you'll be proud to present.

$19.95