Auditions Set For First Theatre Production

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, jessica.salmans@swosu.edu; or Steve Strickler (Director)in Art-308, 774-3082, steve.strickler@swosu.edu.

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.

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