Sure, getting that notice in the mail to serve as a juror is annoying and inconvenient, but many of us don't take the fact that another person's fate is being placed in our hands seriously enough. Reginald Rose's 1954 teleplay, "12 Angry Men," is perhaps best known in its 1957 film manifestation of the same name, starring Henry Fonda. The story immerses viewers in a drama that takes place when a teenager stands trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. What seems like an open-and-shut case becomes complicated when one of the jurors attempts to open the others' eyes to a different interpretation of the facts. This still-relevant, tense play asks audiences to reconsider the American justice system with regards to race equity and the meaning of our civic responsibility as jurors.
John Borek presents a staging of "12 Angry Men" at the MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.), directed by Michael Arve, and starring Roger Gans in Henry Fonda's role. The show kicks off Thursday, January 10, and continues through January 19. Tickets are $10 in advance for all, $20 general admission at the door, or $15 for seniors and students at the door. To reserve you ticket, call 234-1254, or visit muccc.org for more info.