Plays Directory : Twelve Angry Men

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Reginald Rose
  • Written
    1954
  • Setting
    1954, late summer in a New York court jury room
  • Overview
    The drama depicts a jury forced to reconsider its nearly unanimous decision by the single dissenter who sows a seed of reasonable doubt. The story begins after closing arguments have been presented in a homicide case, as the judge is giving his instructions to the jury. As in any American criminal case, the twelve men must unanimously decide on a verdict of 'guilty' or 'not guilty'. (In the American justice system, failure to reach a unanimous verdict, a so-called "hung jury", results in a mistrial.) The case at bar pertains to whether the young man murdered his own father. The jury is further instructed that a guilty verdict will be accompanied by a mandatory death sentence (something that could not happen in the current American legal system). These twelve then move to the jury room, where they begin to become acquainted with the personalities of their peers. Throughout their deliberation, not a single juror calls another by his name because the names are unknown by the jurors.

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12 known characters

2 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Aleksandra Helena
2018, Juror 7
Ravensfield Theatre
Kristian Harris
2017, Juror #7
Grant Robert Keelan
2013, Juror 7
Frederik von Lüttichau
2011, Juror 7
ASAD Theatre
Emma Steele
Emma Steele
Actor
2009, 7th Juror
Jacqueline Reljic
2009, Juror No. 7
Luke Owen
Luke Owen
Actor
2006, 7th Juror
Ian Baksh
Ian Baksh
Actor
2005, Juror No 7
The Chestnut
David Calvitto
2004, Juror 7
Edinburgh, Australia, New Zealand
Clay Baxter
Clay Baxter
Actor
1999, Juror #7
Bill Compton
Bill Compton
Actor
1998, Juror 7
The Barn

Alternative Names

12 Angry Men