March 30, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Enter the jury room with Hubcity Theatre’s latest production
Moncton, N.B. –Twelve people. One life in the balance. Famously brought to life on television, theatre and film, Twelve Angry Jurors features a jury of vastly diverse opinions trying to discover truth and justice.
The audience gets to watch, as a table full of jurors work to determine the verdict in a trial –guilty will result in the defendant’s death. The story struggles with deeply complex issues and forces both the characters and the audience to confront their prejudices and history as patience wears thin and tempers flare.
“Among the many messages seeded in this fantastic play, I think the most important is that as a person, you should always do your best to try and look at yourself honestly,” says director JB Vanier.“What prejudices are you holding on to and how does that affect your life? Maybe we'll never be able to fully conquer ourselves and our issues, and that's okay, but if at the very leastwe can identify them, we can start working towards growing our empathy and understanding of each other.”
The classic film (original title "Twelve Angry Men") is well known for its dynamic cinematography. During this dramatic reading of the teleplay written by Reginald Rose, the audience is encouraged to become their own camera and move around the room as they see fit to find different perspectives on the action and issues.
Twelve Angry Jurors plays April 8, 8:00 p.m. at the Beasejour Curling Club. Tickets are by donation.
Contact: Kelly MacDonald-Mason
Cell Phone: (506) 227-3553
Hubcity Theatreis a nonprofit theatre company located in Monctonthat iscommitted to enriching New Brunswick’s cultural landscape through the performance of classic and contemporary theatre while fostering the creation and exploration of original works.