The L-A Community Little Theatre will hold open auditions for “12 Angry Men” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, and Monday, April 9, at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center on Academy StreAet in Auburn.

The production is a dramatic play by Reginald Rose adapted from his 1954 teleplay of the same title. The 1957 movie with Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb earned three Academy Award nominations. Staged in a 1964 London production, the Broadway debut came 50 years later and won a Drama Desk Award and Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

Set in the 1950s, the play opens with the 12 jurors, all men, entering the jury room to deliberate the fate of a young man who could face the death penalty. While 11 of the jurors are convinced of the defendant’s guilt, juror number eight believes he has some reasonable doubt and works to win over the other jurors. Throughout their deliberation, not a single juror calls another by his name because the names are unknown. The jurors are forced to investigate the reasons behind their rush to judgment and the prejudice that they each have brought with them to the table.

Character descriptions of the roles can be found at laclt.com/audition. The play will be performed at 8 p.m. on June 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. June 10 and 17.


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