12 Angry Men

12 angry men

The curtain is rising on Overlake’s Fulton stage tonight! The Arts Department couldn’t be more excited. “We’ve been dying to get back on stage and bring some magic back to Fulton,” said Bill Johns, Arts Faculty.

The Upper School Advanced Drama class is proud to present, 12 Angry Men. “A powerful story told by some extremely talented actors,” Johns said. The story takes place entirely in a 1950s jury deliberation room where the twelve jurors deliberate the verdict of a murder trial of a teenage boy.

The characters are never given names but are referred to by their juror number. Each juror is forced to confront discrimination in multiple forms as well as their own baggage and prejudice they bring to the case. Tempers flare and personalities clash throughout the deliberation process. Make sure you see one of the performances to find out the jury’s decision.

The stagecraft class has worked hard to build the set for this production, pushing the limits and using new ideas. When you attend, be sure to notice the scenes out the windows of the deliberation room that feature a real video shot out from a window in a New York apartment.

The performances are this Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are available at showtix4u.com or at the door.

Please note that all attendees 12 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination and provide contact information for contact tracing purposes at the door. The Overlake School does not allow the use of a negative COVID test for entry. Children under age 12 are allowed to attend with a vaccinated adult but are attending at their own risk. All attendees, regardless of age or vaccination status are required to wear a mask for the duration of their time in the Fulton Performing Arts Center.