By Benjamin Lucas
This week, under the direction of Jonathan Albert, Union’s Department of Theater will open its latest production, “Twelve,” in Studio A of the Yulman Theater.
The play began its run on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. and will run until Sunday afternoon, Feb. 8, when it will have its only matinee performance at 2 p.m.
Originally penned by Reginald Rose in 1954 and then adapted three years later to film by Sidney Lumet as the revered classic “Twelve Angry Men,” “Twelve” is an examination of our country’s consensus-based legal system set in a single, confined jury room where 12 jurors decide the outcome of a homicide trial.
Unlike the original productions, “Twelve” will feature a more diverse cast, among other slight alterations. Despite her cast of unnamed characters, Rose finds a spark of humanity among its themes of reasonable doubt, where the fate of a young boy lies at stake. Its themes resonate just as strongly today as they did over half a century ago.
Tickets can be purchased for $10 for general admission and $7 with a Union ID at the Yulman Theater Box Office during common hour every day.