Sunday, February 10, 2008

Twelve Angry Jurors

Twelve Angry Jurors is currently being presented at the Galloway Coffeehouse by Threshold Theatre. The Elder Son is in the play so I'm hardly an unbiased observer, but I thoroughly enjoyed this. It is a small intimate production done "in the round" with a seating capacity of 40 or so, and the action takes place up close and personal. I am a fan of the Henry Fonda film 12 Angry Men and am impressed by how well the story holds up when translated into a modern setting. Maybe I should say I'm saddened by how well the story holds up, since the bigoted attitudes sounds all too believable. The yelling got loud, and I left the theater with a bit of a headache, but then, those were 12 angry jurors. It's an emotionally intense play.

The venue is the Galloway Coffeehouse located in the Galloway United Methodist Church in midtown. I understand the church itself has merged with another church a bit further east, but the building continues to be used by community groups. The space had good parking, seating was comfortable and refreshments during the 15-minute intermission were readily available. My needs are simple.

Ticket info:

Friday, Feb. 8 at 8pm
Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8pm
Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2pm
Friday, Feb. 15 at 8pm
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8pm
Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2pm

All performances will be held in the Galloway Coffeehouse, located inside Galloway Methodist Church at the corner of South Cooper and Walker (across from First Congo). On-site parking is available. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door, or you can make reservations by calling 383-9725. The play lasts 2 hours.

Now, if they could just get an online presence....

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