Twelve Angry Men was originally written by Reginald Rose in 1954 as a teleplay for the CBS series Studio One. Three years later, Rose adapted the piece to the big screen, casting Henry Fonda as Juror No. 8. The movie received excellent reviews but was not a success. Rose wrote several stage adaptations. The script that CTC has chosen is the one used by Harold Pinter when he directed the show at the Comedy Theatre, London, in 1996. This play is well-known and has had numerous adaptations on TV and inspired many series and movies.
The plot is simple: 12 jurors are gathered at the New York Criminal Courts building during a hot summer day in 1954. They have to decide whether or not a young 16-year-old boy killed his father. What will happen in that crowded jury room? Come along to find out!