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.

 

Theatre Department will present Reginald Rose Landmark American Drama  

Story By Kelly Bell/ETR

The Kilgore College Theatre Department will present Reginald Rose’s landmark American drama “12 Angry Jurors” beginning Nov. 18 in Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore campus. The play is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Nov. 18-22, with a matinee performance 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and $5 for KC students with a student ID. The play is appropriate for all ages but children under the age of 7 will not be admitted. Late arrivals will also not be admitted. The box office will open one hour prior to each performance. Tickets can be purchased online at kilgore.edu/drama or by phone at 903-983-­8126. For more information e­-mail the KC Theatre Box Office at boxoffice@kilgore.edu. The play is directed by Micah Goodding and is produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Inc. About the play: 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 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 and women.