Twelve Angry Jurors on the ENC Stage!
The Communication & Theatre Arts Department will present Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Jurors, adapted by Sherman Sergel on April 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30pm in the Cove Fine Arts Center. General Admission tickets are $10; Student tickets with valid ID are $5. For more information, please contact the Box Office at (617) 745-3715.
Award-winning guest director Jacqui Parker lends the classic courtroom drama a contemporary treatment when a diverse group of twelve strangers must decide the fate of an inner-city teen on trial for the murder of his abusive father. Locked in a jury room, tempers flare and frustration abounds as their own prejudices, fears, and cultural biases boil to the surface in what was expected to be an open-and-shut case. The American judicial system is as much on trial as the defendant when these twelve jurors dramatically wrestle with their civic duty.
The Boston Globe refers to Jacqui Parker as “perhaps the best-known African-American theatre artist in the city.” Parker, founding artistic director of Boston’s annual African-American Theatre Festival and Our Place Theatre Project, is a four-time recipient of various Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) awards and is currently nominated for the 2009 IRNE award for Best Actress and Best Director. She is also the recipient of the 2004 StageSource Theatre Hero Award. Parker proclaims a strong passion for social justice as well as the elimination of prejudice and discrimination. With theater as her tool, she attempts to create awareness of these issues as they arise in real life situations.
“Twelve Angry Jurors is a play about faith – the faith we hold so dearly in the judicial system,” said Parker. “The play explores character, testimonies and self-examination. I am hoping this play will allow each individual to question their own level of compassion regarding people who are different.” Parker invested the same passion in her previous direction of The Miracle Worker and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 at ENC.
Joining Parker is Prof. Eunice Ferreira, producing artistic director; Prof. Michael W. Ballard, set and lighting designer; and Meg Cowe, costume designer. Ballard is also technical director of the ENC theatre program and chair of the Communication & Theatre Arts Department.
PERFORMANCES of TWELVE ANGRY JURORS
April 23-25 at 7:30pm
General Admission $10
For more info call the Box Office at 617-745-3715