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“12 Angry Jurors” Search for Truth on Ursinus Stage

Performances are in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m.

12 Angry Jurors explores the decision-making process of a jury during a murder trial. The sole dissenter in the 11-1 guilty vote exposes the other jurors’ personal biases and forces a dramatic re-evaluation of the crime.

The production is directed by Domenick Scudera, professor of theater, who was drawn to the play because of its relevance to current events. 

“This play reminds us of the power of the American justice system, and how we must listen carefully to assess the truth when weighing important matters,” he says. “In this era when truth can be labelled ‘fake news’ and politics are more polarizing than ever, it is vital that we remember the value of the American system.” 

The production also aligns with Ursinus’ new inquiry-based core curriculum which encourages students to answer questions such as “How should we live together?” and “What will I do?” 

Scudera is joined by a design team compromised of Dirk Durossette (scenic design), Alyssandra Docherty (lighting design) and Brian Strachan (costume design), who are all professional theater designers in the Philadelphia area.

Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased online at ursinus.edu/tickets and they will be available at the box office before the show. For inquiries, please contact boxoffice@ursinus.edu or (610) 409-3030. —By Taylor Manferdini ’13