’12 Angry Jurors’ is one night only

’12 Angry Jurors’ is one night onlyBy BRIAN COSNER

News Review Staff Writer

Burroughs High School will present a reader’s theater of Reginald Rose’s “12 Angry Jurors” for one night only, Friday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. in the BHS multi-use room/cafeteria.

Rose adapted the 1954 play from his teleplay “Twelve Angry Men,” which spawned two separate Academy Award-winning film adaptations. The play didn’t debut on Broadway until 2004 where it was nominated for multiple Tony Awards, including Best Revival, Best Actor and Best Direction. The reading will be performed by the theater department’s Company Class.

The Parker Performing Arts Center is still closed due to damages sustained during July’s earthquakes, which has left the drama department without its usual performance space. Under the direction of drama teacher Tristan Kratz, the students have had to get creative when it comes performing.

“There is no scheduled date as to when the PAC will be repaired and they have had no access to any of the things inside,” said theater mom Sara Sparks, who is helping raise funds to keep the program successful (see “BHS Drama Earthquake Relief Funds” on Facebook). “They are in need of any donations that this community can spare until they can be back home in their beloved PAC. Art is not only an expression to these kids it’s a lifestyle.”

Admission to 12 Angry Jurors is free, but the department is appreciative of donations.

“Even without their theater, the kids are still doing theater,” said Kratz.

Story First Published: 2020-02-06