I’m delighted to share the news that I’ll be appearing onstage in Theatre in the Raw’s production of 12 Angry Jurors, an adapted and updated version of the classic 12 Angry Men. This legendary jury-room drama crackles with all the conflict and intrigue found when a random group of ordinary citizens – complete with all their varying attitudes and prejudices – are thrown together to decide whether a boy accused of murder will go to the electric chair, or go free.
It’s spring-loaded with tension, full of surprises, sprinkled with humour, and moves relentlessly toward an explosive and emotional finale.
The cast includes Fringe Fest favourite Jacques Lalonde, R. David Stephens, Jason Logan, Janis Harper, Roger Howie, Jason Hunt, Michael Kruse-Dahl, Brian Leslie, Brendan MacKereth, Tiffany Mo, Yasmin Tayob, and myself.
I play juror #12… the ad man! Yes, typecasting of the best kind. And while the conflict between jurors 8 and 3 (Jacques Lalonde and R. David Stephen, played by Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb in the 1955 film) forms the play’s dramatic axis, I bring a dose of humour and even a bit of physical comedy to the proceedings.
We’re presenting it “in the round”, so it’s just like being in the jury room, observing all the twists and the turns up close. And it’s at the Interurban Gallery, at Hastings and Carrall in the heart of the Downtown Eastside, so it’s a colourful location – and highly relevant to the play’s theme of class conflict, poverty, and prejudice.
I hope you can make it out to see 12 Angry Jurors!
Wednesday to Saturday, November 18-21 and 25-28 at 8pm
Sunday, November 22 and 29 at 2pm
Interurban Gallery, 1 East Hastings (at Carrall), Vancouver
Map to the venue
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 students/seniors. Wednesday, November 25 is 2-for-one night!
Besides street parking, garage parking is available at International Village, a block south and west of the venue, or the garage at West Cordova and Cambie, a block north and 2 blocks west.