Adapted for the stage by Sherman L. Sergel and the basis for the 1957 Henry Fonda film 12 Angry Men, the play follows the jury's deliberations in a capital murder trial. A nineteen-year-old kid from the slums stands accused of fatally stabbing his father. The guilty verdict seems inevitable when an initial vote shows eleven to one in favor of conviction. However, the dissent of one juror forces the others to reconsider the evidence and question their preconceived notions about truth and justice.
Twelve Angry Jurors is supported in part by a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.