WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Archbishop Stepinac High School Drama Club’s Theatre Lab will stage two performances of the classic riveting courtroom drama, '12 Angry Men' this February.
The Theatre Lab is a new initiative of Stepinac’s acclaimed Drama Club that provides students with the opportunity to undertake the creative aspects of directing and producing dramatic plays as well as performing in them.
The play by Reginald Rose, which was originally a teleplay in 1954 and then re-written for the stage in 1955 and adopted into an Academy Award-nominated motion picture in 1957 directed by Sidney Lumet, focuses on the deliberations of a jury in a homicide trial. At the start, the jurors have a nearly unanimous decision of guilty. But conflict ensues when a single dissenter gradually sows a seed of reasonable doubt among the other jurors, dramatically underscoring how prejudice, apathy and bigotry might get in the way of justice being served.
The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 25 and 26 at the school’s Major Bowes Auditorium at 950 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains.
Tickets at $10 each (no discounts) will go on sale Monday, Feb. 1. To reserve, contact.
Linda Whelan at 914-946-4800, Ext. 200. Tickets can also be purchased at the door each night of the performance.
Photo: Left to right are Nicholas Tabio of Croton-on-Hudson (Class of ’17) and Kevin Ulrich of White Plains (Class of ’16), Assistant Directors/Producers (Ulrich also plays Juror 3, one of the principal roles); Peter Astriab of Yonkers (Class of ’19), who plays the role of Juror 8, another principal role and Christian Prato of White Plains (Class of ’16), Director.