The Hindu Theatre Fest 2017

12 Angry Jurors – Produced by Rage Productions and Directed by Nadir Khan

A still from '12 Angry Jurors'  

Reginald Rose’s 12 Angry Jurors begins with an eighteen year old boy, from a slum, who is on trial for the murder of his abusive father. A jury of twelve people is locked in the deliberation room to decide the fate of the young boy.  If there is reasonable doubt, the boy is freed. If there is none, he dies. All evidence is against the boy and a guilty verdict would send him to his death. But the judgement must be unanimous.

 

Even before they begin a discussion, it is apparent that most of the jurors are certain the boy is guilty. One vote of not guilty opens Pandora’s Box and a forced deliberation begins. Slowly, but surely, each member of the jury is forced to confront the facts on hand, open his/her mind to the possibilities that exist outside them and to examine and confront their own demons and prejudices.

 

12 Angry Jurors is an examination of many themes. Justice, social inequality and social responsibility among them, but at its very heart, it is a damning exploration of a world that is too ready and too quick to accept explanations that are handed to them. Just because one is offered something, does not mean that one has to accept it. Especially when someone’s life, freedom or even reputation is at stake.

 

Brilliantly written, blindingly perceptive and deceptively subtle, 12 Angry Jurors forces you to remember that, at the end of the day, you are a human being. And you live in a world inhabited by other human beings.

 

Director’s quote:

"Extremely pleased to be part of The Hindu Theatre Festival with 12 Angry Jurors. Definitely one of the best showcases for Indian theatre in the country and a brilliantly supportive and well-run festival. Always a pleasure to be part of it."

 

Playwright: Reginald Rose

Language/s: English

Duration: 90 mins

Interval: Yes 

Director of the play: Nadir Khan

Name of theatre group: Rage Productions

 

Date: August 11, 2017

Venue: Sir Mutha Concert Hall, Chennai

Time: 7.30 PM

 

Sponsors:

  • Title Sponsor – YES bank
  • Associate Sponsor – Airtel
  • Grooming Partner – Naturals
  • Hospitality Partner – The Park (Chennai)
  • Sound Partner – Zebronics
  • Water Partner – Aachi

 


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