12 Angry Women
April 26 to May 10, 2019 (seven performances)
Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, Charlottetown
Watermark Theatre, North Rustico
Eptek Centre, Summerside
King’s Playhouse, Georgetown
Written by: Reginald Rose, adapted by Sherman L. Sergel
Director: Terry Pratt
Producer: Richard Haines
Stage Manager: Sharon MacDonald
Performers: Pamela Rowe, Justeann Hansen, Laura Stapleton, Barbara Rhodenhizer, Tamara Steele, Jennifer Shields, Marla Haines, Catherine MacDonald, Kate Martin, Margaret Brady, Nancy MacNevin, Robyn MacDougald, Sharon MacDonald, Fran Gray
A riveting jury-room drama, staged in-the-round. A dozen women are locked in the pressure-cooker of a jury-room, with the task of determining the fate of a young man on trial for murder. It’s literally a life-or-death decision, and it turns on the stab of a switch-blade. Appropriate in a time of simplistic populist thinking, the play works on doubt, on questioning of apparent ‘facts’: What does it take for individuals to stand against the sway of the majority, and exercise rational judgement?
Photos courtesy of Landwash Studios.