Promenade Playhouse Joins 12000 Voices with 12 ANGRY MEN
Tom Waters and The Promenade Playhouse announce their participation in 12000 Voices. "12 Angry Men,"12 Impassioned Women, in a Nationwide Reading with an all-female cast on April 6, 2019. Natalia Lazarus will direct this event at the Promenade Playhouse at 7:30PM. Tickets available at: www.promenadeplayhouse.com
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Promenade Playhouse.
A diverse cast of women will lend their impassioned voices to a vibrant and staged reading of the classic play, Twelve Angry Men, Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel, based on the Emmy-Award Winning Television Movie by Reginald Rose. About the power one person can have when they speak with conviction in our judicial system.
The show will then proceed into a 6 week run at the Promenade Playhouse from May 10 thru June 15, Fridays and Saturdays - 8pm - (no shows on Memorial Day Weekend - see website for exact days and times - www.promenadeplayhouse.com)
Directed by Natalia Lazarus and Produced by Tom Waters and Diana Cabuto from *Los Angeles Performing Arts Productions.
About the Project 12,000 Voices that originates in New York City:
Over the weekend of April 5-8, 2019, play readings of Reginald Rose's drama 12 Angry Men, will be presented by impassioned women all over the country at community colleges, law schools, universities, high schools, community and regional theaters, and community centers. Los Angeles Performing Arts Productions is set to be the Los Angeles host for 12,000 voices on Saturday April 6, 2019.
About Twelve Angry Men - 12 Impassioned Women
In the story, a19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open - and-shut case - until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. Sequestered in a small room, each juror reveals their own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become Twelve Angry Men. In this case, 12 impassioned women.
The play was adapted from Reginald Rose's 1954 teleplay of the same name for the CBS Studio One television series. The success of the made for television courtroom drama resulted in a film adaptation directed by Sidney Lumet. Twelve Angry Men was Lumet's first feature film, and the only producing credit for Henry Fonda (who also starred in the film). Viewed as a classic, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including "Best Director," "Best Picture," and "Best Screenplay." The Broadway debut of Twelve Angry Men came 50 years after CBS aired the play, opening on October 28, 2004 at the Roundabout Theater Company's American Airlines Theatre where it ran for 328 performances and was nominated for three Tony Awards, including "Best Revival of a Play" "Best Actor in a Play", and "Best Direction of a Play". The Los Angeles cast will be announced soon.
*Los Angeles Performing Arts Productions (LAPAP) is a non-profit theatre and arts production company formed to bring meaningful and responsible projects to the community.
The reading will take place at 7:30 pm on April 6, 2019 at the Promenade Playhouse. A limited number of tickets are available for $12 at www.promenadeplayhouse.com. A reception will immediately follow the reading.
Following the Staged Reading on April 6 - audience members, cast and staff will have the opportunity to update their voter registration. Information will also be given about how to increase voter registration and voter turnout.