November 17, 2010

Twelve Angry Women ***** Opens November 19, 2010

The Curtain Club production stars Helen Gialedakis, Rakhee Morzaria, Colleen Sibeon, Lorraine Whaley, Hayley Fisher, Louise Howlings, Flo McLellan, Colleen Simm, Zara Stuart-Jones, Joan Shaw, Lise Boily, Kirsty Campbell, Juanita Harris, and Phyllis Anderson, all seasoned actors, many of whom have been seen in several The Curtain Club productions over the years. Director Joan Burrows has taken a very dramatic look at some very difficult issues such as the possibility of a mandatory death sentence, parenting, racial discrimination, and the need for unanimous verdicts by jurors in the American judicial system. Also of particular difficulty for a director is that fact that throughout their deliberation, not a single juror calls another by her name because the names are unknown by the jurors.

Reginald Rose's Drama Twelve Angry Women

Based on Reginald Rose’s television drama, Sherman Sergel’s Twelve Angry Women is about t twelve jurors who must decide the fate of a 19-year-old boy accused of murdering his father. What seems like an open and shut case slowly begins to shift when one of the jurors opens the eyes of the other's to the “facts”. As the twelve women re-examine and re-enact the murder , personalities clash and hidden selves are revealed in an effort to reach the final verdict.

Twelve Angry Women, stage version by Sherman L. Sergel

Twelve Angry Women was first performed on Broadway some 50 years after the television version and opened on October 28, 2004 at the Roundabout Theatre, where it ran for 328 performances.

Reginald Rose (December 10, 1920 – April 19, 2002) was an American film and television writer most widely known for his work in the early years of television drama. Rose's work is marked by its treatment of controversial social and political issues.


Reginald Rose's Drama Twelve Angry Women, stage version by Sherman L. Sergel

The Curtain Club is pleased to announce the opening of Reginald Rose's Drama
Twelve Angry Women, stage version by Sherman L. Sergel, the second play of the 2010/2011 Season. On November 19, 2010, after the opening night performance, patrons will be treated to a reception in the lobby of the theatre with an opportunity to meet the cast, design team and crew. Plenty of tickets for the run of Twelve Angry Women, at the incredible price of only $18.00 each, are available from The Curtain Club box office (905-773-3434).

Each season The Curtain Club gives back to the community through its Charity Night initiative. One performance of each play is given to local charities to use as a fundraiser or a volunteer thank you. The Curtain Club is pleased to welcome St. Matthews Health Ministry as recipients of the Charity Night for Twelve Angry Women.