Hatrix Theatre is holding auditions for An October production of 12 Angry jurors this week.
The Reginald Rose penned play, inspired by a 1954 teleplay is about the trial of a young man accused of murder of his father. The jury must decide his guilt or innocence. One juror stands alone against a unanimous guilty vote.
Can he/she compel the jury to listen to more argument or will he be persuaded to "pull the switch" and send the boy to his death.
“It’s as relevant now as when it was written in the ’50s,” said director Karolyn Harker, who plans to put on the play at the Nord Bridge Senior’s Centre the week after Thanksgiving, Oct. 11-14.
“It’s about the courage of one young man, standing up against the majority who are seeking a simple solution to a complex problem which results in the life or death of a young man,” she continued.
“We see people from all walks of life. But we see people demanding the facts and at the end we see hope,” she said.
“There are followers and there are leaders. There are bullies and there are people who grew up in the slums and professional people who just want to get out of there because they have $100 tickets to a musical,” she said.
She plans to begin rehearsals immediately in April, May and June, then take the summer off before resuming rehearsals in September with everyone being off book by then.
Auditions will be April 12 and 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. each night at the Centum Professional Mortgage office at 1261 2a Ave. N.