1st-time director brings ‘12 Angry Jurors’ to the Albert Lea stage
Published 9:00 am Saturday, February 25, 2017
Local actors will perform the play “Twelve Angry Jurors” in the next two weeks in Albert Lea.
Adopted by Sherman L. Sergel, the play focuses around a 19-year-old man who has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. The jury deliberates a seemingly open-and-shut case, but Juror No. 8, played by John Laurie, has reasonable doubt. He tries to convince other jurors in the room of the facts of the case.
According to a plot synopsis, the jury’s final verdict and how they reach it is filled with tense scenes that will keep the audience at the edge of its seat.
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The play will run at 7:30 p.m. March 2 through March 4 and at 2 p.m. March 5. The play will also be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 8 through March 11. All performances will be at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center.
Director Kris Bartley said the play focuses on going beyond a seemingly black-and-white issue.
“It’s very timely with what is going on in the country today,” she said.
“This show is all about critical thinking.”
This is Bartley’s first time directing a play. Auditions started in mid-January.
What: “Twelve Angry Jurors”
Where: Marion Ross Performing Arts Center
When: 7:30 p.m. March 2 through March 4; 2:30 p.m. March 5; 7:30 p.m. March 8 through March 11.
Cost: adult tickets are 15 and student tickets are $10
Foreman: Gary Schindler
Juror No. 2: Sue Runden
Juror No. 3: James Zschunke
Juror No. 4: Cally Skinner
Juror No. 5: Raquel Hellman
Juror No. 6: Christy Compton
Juror No. 7: Kristan Dye
Juror No. 8: John Laurie
Juror No. 9: Krista Johnson
Juror No. 10: Jon Cochran
Juror No. 11: Randy Forster
Juror No. 12: Lisa Sturtz
Guard: Marcy Tatro