12 Angry Men

feb 5 - feb 21, 2016
Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose, Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel
Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday
Theatre:
Mainstage

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.

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 — will electrify you and keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • Audiences are encouraged to come to the theatre 30 minutes prior to curtain for a preshow talk with 12 Angry Men artistic staff. Preshow talks are held in the upper lobby.
  • The performance on Sunday, Feb. 14, will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service. ASL interpreted performances available with advance notice.

Sponsored by:

Foreman of the Jury
Scott McMaster
Juror No. Two
Mark Morrison
Juror No. Three
Jason Rainwater
Juror No. Four
Jeff Rohrick
Juror No. Five
Tim Williams
Juror No. Six
Aaron Price
Juror No. Seven
Lorenzo Sandoval
Juror No. Eight
Maxwell Schaeffer
Juror No. Nine
Jim Kimball
Juror No. Ten
Micheal Davenport
Juror No. Eleven
Michael Banks
Juror No. Twelve
Don Rothweiler
Guard
Gary Scherer

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: Feb. 21, 2016
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents “12 Angry Men”  
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the classic drama, “12 Angry Men,” Feb. 5-21, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. “12 Angry Men” is sponsored by the INS Family of Companies.

A 19-year-old man stands trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. 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 one 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. The jurors’ final verdict and how they reach it in tense scenes will electrify and keep audiences on the edges of their seats.

The Playhouse cast, directed by John Viars, features Michael Banks, Micheal Davenport, Jim Kimball, Scott McMaster, Mark Morrison, Aaron Price, Jason Rainwater, Jeff Rohrick, Don Rothweiler, Lorenzo Sandoval, Maxwell Schaeffer, Gary Scherer, and Tim Williams.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and “12 Angry Men,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

“12 Angry Men” Performances: Feb. 5-21, 2016
7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday
2:00 PM Sunday

“12 Angry Men” Tickets
Ticket prices start at $25
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “12 Angry Men,” Feb. 5-21, 2016. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “12 Angry Men,” Feb. 5-21, 2016. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “12 Angry Men,” Feb. 5-21, 2016. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “12 Angry Men,” Feb. 5-21, 2016. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “12 Angry Men,” Feb. 5-21, 2016. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “12 Angry Men,” Feb. 5-21, 2016. Photo by Brent Isenberger.