GUY MASTERSON/ASSEMBLY THEATRE 12 ANGRY MEN16/02/2004 - 14/03/2004
By Reginald Rose
A Guy Masterson / Assembly Theatre Production
Arts Projects Australia and Adrian Bohm present in association with Adelaide Bank 2004 Festival of Arts:
12 Angry MenGuy Masterson’s production of Reginald Rose’s Pulitzer-winning courtroom drama, made famous by the 1957 film starring Henry Fonda, was the undisputed sell-out smash of the 2003 Edinburgh Festival. With a cast of star-name stand-up comics, the play defies all expectation with no-holds-barred performances leaving audiences standing in the aisles.
Set in 1950s New York, on the hottest day of the year, a young man is on trial for murder in what appears to be an open and shut case.
Eleven jurors immediately vote for the chair ...but one "just wants to talk".
February 16-21 Perth, His Majesty's Theatre www.perthfestival.com.au
February 27-2 March Wellington, State Opera House www.nzfestival.telecom.co.nz
March 5-14 Adelaide, Scott Theatre www.bass.net.au