Southwestern’s Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre will be holding auditions for the theatrical production of Twelve Angry Jurors in the SWOSU Hilltop Theatre at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6 & Wednesday, September 7 at 3:00 p.m.
The cold-reading auditions are open to all SWOSU students – regardless of major. The three-act play was adapted for the stage by Sherman L. Sergel. It is based on the Emmy award-winning television movie – Twelve Angry Men, by Reginald Rose. The play opens with an offstage judge’s voice revealing that a 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father; the charge is “murder in the first degree . . . premeditated homicide.” The jurors are then led to the jury room to deliberate. The guard leading the jurors into the room says, “He doesn’t stand a chance.” Very quickly the audience is led to believe that this is going to be a quick verdict. However, once the deliberation begins, it becomes clear that these jurors are not going to be able to reach a unanimous decision quickly or easily. Through the process, the jurors become more and more invested in the case – eventually leading them to become more and more angry.
For more information about these auditions, involvement in the production in any capacity, or to check out a script, please contact Jessica Salmans (Technical Director & Designer) in Art -310, 774-7046, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Steve Strickler (Director)in Art-308, 774-3082, email@example.com.
Photo Caption: Several students in the President’s Leadership Class at Southwestern Oklahoma State University recently volunteered to stock shelves at the new Weatherford Food & Resource Center that is now open. Among the SWOSU students who helped were (from left): Tristan Richmond, Temple; Brecken Waitman, Tuttle; Bryce Wolters, Clinton; Luke Jenkins, Cashion; and Jacob Cope, Altus. The center is located at 223 W. Rainey Street.