“12 Angry Men”
Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel
Directed by John Demeter
Forte’s second production, a staged reading of “12 Angry Men, ran from Friday June 20th to Saturday June 21st 2014. The performances were held in the historic Quaker Meetinghouse of the Princeton Monthly Meeting. The Saturday June 21st performance was followed by a reflection and observation on the play in the style of a Quaker Meeting.
“12 Angry Men” unfolds in a New York City courtroom on a sweltering August evening as a jury is filed into a deliberation room. They are tasked with determining the verdict in a murder case in which a young man is accused of killing his father and faces the death penalty if found guilty. These dozen nameless men find themselves in the role of potential executioner, but first they must face themselves, their biases and their own sense of justice. What starts as an open-and-shut case soon twists into an edge of your seat drama as each juror begins to question how he should cast their vote.