From ‘Twelve Angry Men’ at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Photo by Jonathan Goforth.
By PAM HARBAUGH
Join me Saturday for an “Audience Talk Back” following the matinee performance of “Twelve Angry Men” at Cocoa Village Playhouse.
Reginald Rose’s drama centers on 12 fictional men deciding the fate of a young man on trial for murder.
The play has had many incarnations. It was produced in 1954 as a teleplay for CBS Studio One — during the golden age of television drama. Then, it was adapted for a 1957 movie with a stellar cast. It was produced in 1964 for the London stage and finally, in 2004, found its way to Broadway in a Roundabout Theatre production.
It’s a popular theatrical vehicle and enjoys renewed interest in community and school theaters almost on an annual basis.
Now, it’s Cocoa Village Playhouse’s turn to mount a production of it. (To see Benjamin Cox’s nicely done video promoting the show, click here.
But it’s only this weekend — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. And, after the 2 p.m. Saturday performance during the “Talk Back,” you get to ask actors questions about their performances.
The CVP show stars: Alan LaDuke, Steve Cassidy, Rick Roach, James Spiva, Doug Grandey, Barry Thompson, Bill Farmer, Keith Larson, Arlan Ropp, Brian Smith, Kyle Davis and Jonathan Goforth. James Groves appears as the Bailiff/Guard.
Tickets are $16 to $24. Handling charges may apply.
Cocoa Village Playhouse is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050 or visit www.CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com.