Scott Ellis directs the new staging of the Reginald Rose classic jury room drama Twelve Angry Men which began previews Oct. 1 and opened Oct. 28 for a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre originally slated through Dec. 19. The work has already extended three times, bumping the upcoming Fool For Love which will now play in the fall.
Set in a jury room,Twelve Angry Men tells the story of a murder trial in which a youth is alleged to have killed his father. The case seems like an open-and-shut situation as eleven of the unnamed jurors believe the defendant to be guilty. Juror #8, however, is not so certain, stirring up the room and setting off a number of arguments.
The anonymous deciding dozen are Mark Blum, Kevin Geer, Philip Bosco, James Rebhorn, Michael Mastro, Robert Clohessy, John Pankow, Boyd Gaines, Tom Aldredge, Peter Friedman, Larry Bryggman and Adam Trese. Matte Osian performs as the guard.
Tickets to Twelve Angry Men at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42 Street are available by calling (212) 719-1300. Tickets to Fool for Love will be available in early 2005. For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.