"Twelve Angry Men" Performed by Twelve Impassioned Women of Connecticut Theatre
April 6, 2019
Herstory Theatre and The Arts at Angeloria's, LLC have teamed up to gather an eclectic cast of Connecticut theatre women who will lend their impassioned voices to a staged reading of the classic play, Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose. The Broadway debut of Twelve Angry Men came on October 28, 2004 at the Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre where it ran for 328 performances and was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor in a Play, and Best Direction of a Play.
In the story, a 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. Sequestered in a small room, each juror reveals their own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become Twelve Angry Men.
Following the staged reading and at intermission, audience members, cast, and staff will have the opportunity to visit with women involved in local government from both parties, update voter registration, and visit with each other about issues facing women today. Donations for Girls Inc- "Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold." will be welcomed that day.(Rights obtained through Dramatic Publishing Company in conjunction with 12,000 Voices.)
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."
"City of Angels"- A Jazz Musical
May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2019
CITY OF ANGELS is two shows in one. It is the interweaving of two plots, one dealing with the writing of a screenplay in the legendary Hollywood of the 1940’s; the other, the enactment of that screenplay. This double feature quality leads to many other unique production values, the most notable being the fact that CITY OF ANGELS is perhaps the only “color coded” show any theatre audience is likely to see. The movie scenes appear in shades of black and white, and the real life scenes are in technicolor. The show boasts two musical scores. One provides the cast with numbers to help reveal certain emotions or to celebrate particular moments in the way that only music can. The “other” score was written to emulate pure movie soundtrack music, 1940’s vintage. It is entirely appropriate, then, that the final curtain comes down on two happy endings.
Director: Kate Luurtsema
Music Director: Alan Dougherty
("City of Angels" is presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York.)
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