12 Angry Men
Written by Reginald Rose
Directed by Heather Scott
12 jurors must decide the fate of a young man accused of murdering his father. A verdict of guilty will result in the death penalty. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated and the jurors become 12 angry men.
This play is a character study examining our predjudices, our beliefs and our values. Originally written for television in 1954, the play's Broadway debut came 50 years later on October 28, 2004, by the Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 328 performances.
Sunday 19 May commencing at 1pm
Pavillion Theatre, James Street, Beenleigh Showgrounds
WHAT THE DIRECTOR IS LOOKING FOR
Men aged between 18 and 75.
Men who are willing to work collaboratively and who are not afraid to take risks.
Men who are enthusiastic about bringing this classic play to the Phoenix stage.
Men who are good natured, friendly, easy to work with and have their ego well in check.
No matter how small or large, every role is crucial to the development of the story.
FOREMAN: He is impressed with the authority he has and handles himself quite formally. He is the seventh juror to change his vote to ‘not guilty’. We learn that the Foreman is a football coach at a high school.
JUROR NO. 2: A first-time juror, he is slightly nervous and anxious about the proceedings and about his responsibilities.
JUROR NO. 3: Confident and sometimes aggressive, this Juror describes himself (perhaps sarcastically) as ‘the competitive type’ He is a humorless man who is intolerant of opinions other than his own.
JUROR NO. 4: A man of wealth, he is a practiced speaker who presents himself well at all times. He seems to feel a little bit above the rest of the jurors. His only concern is with the facts in this case.
JUROR NO. 5: A naive man who takes his obligations in this case very seriously but, who finds it difficult to speak up when others have the floor.
JUROR NO. 6: An honest but somewhat dull-witted man who comes upon his decisions slowly and carefully. A man who finds it difficult to create positive opinions.
JUROR NO. 7: A loud, flashy salesman type who has more important things to do than to sit on a jury. He is quick to show temper and quick to form opinions on things about which he knows nothing. Large role.
JUROR NO. 8: A quiet, thoughtful man. A man who sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth. A man of strength tempered with compassion. He is a man who wants justice to be done and will fight to see that it is. Large role.
JUROR NO. 9: A mild gentle man long since defeated by life. A man who recognises himself for what he is.
JUROR NO. 10: An angry, bitter man. A bigot who places no values on any human life save his own, a man who has been nowhere and is going nowhere and knows it deep within him.
JUROR NO. 11: A refugee from Europe. A man who speaks with an accent and who is ashamed, humble, almost subservient to the people around him, but who will honestly seek justice because he has suffered through so much injustice.
JUROR NO. 12: A slick, bright advertising man who thinks of human beings in terms of percentages, graphs, and polls and has no real understanding of people. He is a superficial snob, but doing his best to get along with everyone.
Guard/Stage manager: A minor character who enters several times to deliver exhibits to the jury. Will also act as Stage manager for the show.
Please note: Actors auditioning will be required to cold read from the script and will also be required to learn one small monologue from the script. To register your interest and obtain monologues please contact Heather via email at
Season: 26, 27 July 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 August 2013