In a hot, claustrophobic jury room, twelve jurors must decide the fate of a young man accused of killing his abusive father. The differences of opinion between the jurists could not be starker and the stakes—life or death—could not be higher. As the time moves inexorably on, and the need to reach a decision looms ever more immanent, the jurists’ deliberations veer from reason to blinding emotion and rampant prejudice. They sweat, swear, stalk and threaten. Can they ever reach a verdict? The answer to this question charges the action of one of the most challenging dramas ever to electrify the American stage.
Admission is free. Audiences are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the food shelf. Parking is available in the Hennepin Avenue ramp for $5 or at no cost with a Metropolitan State University parking card.
Hosted by Theater Underground, Metropolitan State University and Minneapolis Community and Technical College.