One of the most gripping stories of all time unfolds on stage as the compelling courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men examines the complicated quest for justice at the Huron Country Playhouse II in Grand Bend. This profoundly relevant classic plays for three weeks only from July 18 to August 3.
The story takes place in Manhattan’s Supreme Court on the hottest day of the year in 1957. Twelve men sequestered in a room must decide whether a Harlem teenager is guilty of the murder of his father, thereby sentencing the young defendant to death. It looks like an open-and-shut case, but as the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision, Juror #8 plants the seed of reasonable doubt, thereby preventing a quick verdict … much to the chagrin of his eleven colleagues. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate judicial process as men from all strata of society revisit the evidence, and confront each other’s personal biases.