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Twelve Angry Men to be presented in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE The Tupper Lake Arts Council will present Twelve Angry Men on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Tupper Lake High School Auditorium. This will be the only production of the Pendragon Theater in Tupper Lake. Twelve Angry Men, written by Reginald Rose, was first produced as a movie in 1957 starring Henry Fonda. Since then, the production has been hailed as one of a small group of classic, landmark films. The action takes place entirely within a claustrophobic jury room, just after the closing arguments in a sensational murder case. A jury of 12, all-white, middle class men struggles with their own ideas about innocence versus guilt. The American judicial system is on trial here, along with a frightened young defendant. Pendragons performance, like the original productions, examines the prejudices, convictions, anger and imperfections in the personalities of the twelve jurors. Director Susan Neal describes how convictions shift and change as the 12 grapple with the concept of reasonable doubt. TLAC will also be funding a production of the play for students at Tupper Lake High School during the regular school day on Feb. 1. Tickets for the public performance on February 2 will be available at the door on that night at the Tupper Lake High School Auditorium. Ticket prices are: $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. Further information may be obtained by calling Beth Johnson at 359-2652.

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