Scott Ellis (1776, She Loves Me) directs the new staging of the classic Reginald Rose jury-room drama which began previews Oct. 1 and opened Oct. 28 on Broadway.
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, Robert Foxworth, James Rebhorn, Michael Mastro, Robert Clohessy, John Pankow, Boyd Gaines, Tom Aldredge, Peter Friedman, Byron Jennings and Adam Trese. Matte Osian plays the guard.
Tickets for the benefit range from $66.25-$86.25. To purchase tickets, call (212) 221 7300 ext. 133 or visit the Actors' Fund office at 729 7th Avenue, 10th Floor (btw. 48th & 49th Streets) Monday-Friday, 10 AM-4 PM. For more information, visit www.actorsfund.org.
Twelve Angry Men performs at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42 Street. For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.