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Playmakers Stage 'Twelve Angry Women'

The Harpeth Hall Playmakers stage Twelve Angry Women, the fall drama adapted by Sherman Sergel at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Frances Bond Davis Theatre. Tickets are $8 for students, $9 for adults.

Under the direction of Theatre Director Janette Fox Klocko, 13 upper school thespians tackle this play based on the Emmy award-winning television movie, Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose. The Plot: A 19-year-old boy has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable thing about democracy," says the foreign-born juror, "that we are notified by mail to come down to this place and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man, of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing." But personal it does become, with each juror revealing her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted, and a new murder threat is born before their own eyes. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become twelve angry people. The jurors' final verdict and how they reach it is a tense, on the edge of your seat experience. (From Dramatic Publishing)